LYNDON B. JOHNSON, "WE SHALL OVERCOME" (15 MARCH 1965):

Suggested Readings, Audio-Visual Materials,

and On-Line Resources

 

Readings

 

Black, Edwin. Rhetorical Questions: Studies in Public Discourse. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1992.

Branch, Taylor. Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998.

———. At Canaan’s Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006.

Caro, Robert A. The Years of Lyndon Johnson, vol. 2, Means of Ascent. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990.

———. The Years of Lyndon Johnson, vol. 3, Master of the Senate. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002.

Dallek, Robert. Lone Star Rising: Lyndon Johnson and His Times, 1908-1960 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.

———. Flawed Giant: Lyndon Johnson and His Times, 1961-1973. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Fager, Charles E. Selma, 1965. Boston, MA: Beacon, 1985.

Foner, Eric. The Story of American Freedom. New York: W.W. Norton, 1998.

Garrow, David J. Protest at Selma: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1978.

———. Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. New York: William Morrow, 1986.

Goldman, Robert M. Reconstruction and Black Suffrage: Losing the Vote in Reese and Cruikshank. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2001.

Hart, Roderick P. The Sound of Leadership: Presidential Communication in the Modern Age. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1987.

Johnson, Lyndon B. Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Lyndon B. Johnson, 1965. Vol. 2. Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1966.

———. Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Lyndon B. Johnson, 1965. Vol. 1. Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1966.

Justice, Department of. Annual Report of the Attorney General of the United States, 1964. Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1964.

———. Annual Report of the Attorney General of the United States, 1965. Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1965.

Keyssar, Alexander. The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States. New York: Basic Books, 2000.

Kotz, Nick. Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Law That Changed America. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 2005.

Lawson, Steven F. Black Ballots: Voting Rights in the South, 1944-1969. New York: Columbia University Press, 1976.

Mann, Robert. The Walls of Jericho: Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, Richard Russell and the Struggle for Civil Rights. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1996.

Miroff, Bruce. "Presidential Leverage Over Social Movements: The Johnson White House and Civil Rights." Journal of Politics 43 (1981): 2-23.

Pauley, Garth E. LBJ's American Dream. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2007.

President's Commission on Registration and Voter Participation. Report of the President's Commission on Registration and Voter Participation. Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1963.

Perman, Michael. Struggle for Mastery: Disfranchisement in the South, 1888-1908. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001.

Price, Margaret. The Negro and the Ballot in the South. Atlanta, GA: Southern Regional Council, 1959.

Ritter, Kurt, and William Forrest Harlow. "Lyndon B. Johnson's Voting Rights Address of March 15, 1965: Civil Rights Rhetoric in the Jeremiad Tradition." In Great Speeches for

Criticism and Analysis. Edited by Lloyd E. Rohler, 198-219. Greenwood, IN: Alistair Press, 2001.

Ryan, Halford R. "LBJ's Voting Rights Address: Adjusting Civil Rights to the Congress and the Congress to Civil Rights." In Contemporary American Public Discourse. Edited by Halford R.

Ryan, 228-37. Prospect Heights: Waveland, 1992.

Torres, Sasha. Black, White, and in Color: Television and Civil Rights. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2003.

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Report of the United States Commission on Civil Rights. Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1959.

———. Voting: 1961 Commission on Civil Rights Report. Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1961.

———. Civil Rights '63: 1963 Report of the United States Commission on Civil Rights. Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1963.

Zarefsky, David. "Lyndon Johnson Redefines "Equal Opportunity": The Beginnings of Affirmative Action." Central States Speech Journal 31 (1980): 85-94.

 

Audio-Visual Materials

 

Brunius, Brian. Freedom: A History of US. New York: Thirteen/WNET, 2002. Video Recording.

Grubin, David. LBJ. Boston, MA: WGBH, 1991. Video Recording.

Taylor, David. Crossing the Bridge. Washington, D.C.: Team Video International, 2001. Video Recording.

Vecchione, Judith. Eyes on the Prize. New York: Blackside, 1986. Video recording.

 

On-Line Resources

 

"Activists Recall Drive for Voting Rights." All Things Considered. National Public Radio, http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4788815.

"A Different Kind of Fight." Freedom: A History of US, PBS, http://www.pbs.org/wnet/historyofus/web15/segment5.html.

Lyndon B. Johnson. Address to Congress. March 15, 1965, PBS, American Experience: The Presidents, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/presidents/36_l_johnson/psources/ra_voting.html.

Lyndon B. Johnson. Speech before Congress on Voting Rights. March 15, 1965, Miller Center of Public Affairs, http://millercenter.virginia.edu/scripps/digitalarchive/speechDetail/28.

March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Eyes on the Prize. PBS, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/eyesontheprize/story/10_march.html.

National Park Service. Selma-to-Montgomery March. National Historic Trail, http://www.nps.gov/archive/semo/freedom/508/map.html.

"Primer: The Voting Rights Act." Now. PBS, http://www.pbs.org/now/shows/235/voting-rights-act.html.

"Voting Rights Act Marks 40th Anniversary." Morning Edition. NPR, http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4786579.

"Voting Then, Voting Now." The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow. PBS, http://www.pbs.org/wnet/jimcrow/tools_voting.html.