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The Making Of LBJ's Historic 'We Shall Overcome' Speech

President Johnson addresses a joint session of Congress on March 15, 1965, to outline his proposals for voting rights for all citizens. (AP)

President Johnson addresses a joint session of Congress on March 15, 1965, to outline his proposals for voting rights for all citizens. (AP)

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WBUR: The Making Of LBJ’s Historic ‘We Shall Overcome’ Speech

  • “Forty-nine years ago, Richard Goodwin composed — in eight hours — President Johnson’s stirring call upon Congress to ensure the voting rights of black Americans.”

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