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How the Civil Rights Act opened a door to the American dream

Clip: 04/10/2014 | 15m 14s

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law 50 years ago. Gwen Ifill examines its legacy and unfinished business with President Johnson’s daughter, Lynda Johnson Robb, Shirley Franklin, the former mayor of Atlanta, Ranjana Natarajan of the University of Texas School of Law, and former House Republican aide Robert Kimball.

Aired: 04/10/14

Rating: NR

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