All The Way : Trailer (HBO Films)

Lyndon Johnson2.jpgreAlthough this HBO film , starring Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson, was first shown on Saturday, May 21, it is worth the effort to see this remarkable film. See the official trailer here.

The modern fight for civil rights in America began in the mid-twentieth century, with the rise of civil disobedience—the Montgomery Bus Boycott, for example, and the sit-ins throughout the South—and eventually earned concessions from the federal government. (“Concessions,” meaning “legally enshrined protections for minorities.”) President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law perhaps the most important bill from that period, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, with the country still reeling from President Kennedy’s assassination.

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