The Golden Globe-nominated film about the Civil Rights Movement is the subject of some unexpected controversy regarding its depiction of the relationship between Martin Luther King and President Lyndon Johnson.
A billboard bearing the civil right leader's image and the words “Martin Luther King Jr. was a Republican. VOTE REPUBLICAN!” has cropped up on the boulevard in Dallas that bears his name.
Lyndon Johnson cited passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 as the proudest moment of his presidency, and in JUDGMENT DAYS (Houghton Mifflin), Pulitzer prize—winning journalist NICK KOTZ puzzles together the complex alliance between LBJ and Martin Luther King Jr. that resulted in the landmark civil rights accomplishments of
The life and accomplishments of Henry B. Gonzalez.