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Senator, and later President Lyndon Baines Johnson was such a person, as described in "Means of Ascent." A staunch segregationist when he was young, he became the Vice-President of John F. Kennedy, and President after Kennedy's death. In this role, he pushed through Kennedy's civil rights program against heavy Southern opposition. The reason appears to be ...


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Question: Is there an example of a civil rights movement supporter with a record of being against it? Martin Luther King's Civil Rights movement which relied on non violence and civil disobedience with the goal of ending segregation had it's detractors among Black rights advocates both because of it's tactics and goals. Three famous Civil Rights Leaders ...


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