LBJ Told MLK No You Can’t


In 1964 the Civil Rights Act was passed. Afterwards, MLK informed Lyndon Johnson that blacks wanted to pass the Voting Rights Act.

Johnson told MLK he’s asking for too much, since Congress just passed the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

MLK didn’t take no for an answer and marched till 1965 when the 1965 Voting Rights Act was passed.


John Lewis beaten by police on Bloody Sunday, protesting for voters rights in Selma, Alabama, 1965.