Museum Open Monday

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Monday, December 22. For details, please visit our calendar.

Robert A. Caro on the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Robert A. Caro
Mon, April 7th, 2014 | 6:30 pm

Note: This event is sold out



“It’s time to write it into the books of law.”
–President Lyndon B. Johnson

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson pushed through a southern-dominated congress a civil rights act that, a century after the Civil War, formally outlawed racial discrimination in America. Robert A. Caro examines Johnson’s legislative genius and the heroism of the civil rights workers in the South, who greatly contributed to this monumental achievement.

The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power – Fifty Years Ago Tomorrow: John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and November 22, 1963

Robert A. Caro
Thu, November 21st, 2013 | 6:30 pm

Note: This program is sold out



The most frustrating and triumphant years of Lyndon Johnson’s career were from 1958 to 1964, when he went from Senate Majority Leader to Vice President to having the Presidency thrust upon him in a moment of crisis. Through Johnson’s eyes, Robert A. Caro discusses Kennedy’s assassination, the dynamics of political power play, and the pragmatic potential of a President to transform the nation.

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