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The Great Society and the Limits of Liberalism

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As Lyndon Baines Johnson took the oath of office aboard Air Force One, Jacqueline Kennedy stood next to the Texan, the dried blood of her husband still clinging to her pink suit. It was the sort of tragic scene that many in the civil rights movement knew all too well. The terrible events in Dallas, Texas, would not be the last time that the Kennedys would be the victims of political assassination, just as the death of Medgar Evers would not be the last death among those who fought for justice in America.

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© 1997 William T. Martin Riches

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Riches, W.T.M. (1997). The Great Society and the Limits of Liberalism. In: The Civil Rights Movement. Studies in Contemporary History. Palgrave, London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-25880-2_5

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