Five months later, on the 6th of August, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson in the presence of Martin Luther King and other civil rights leaders signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Recalling ‘‘the outrage of Selma,’’ LBJ called the right to vote
‘‘the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men’’
2 years earlier, on 28 August 1963, Martin Luther King had made what was probably his most inspiring speech, a speech that continues to inspire 50 years later, and will continue to inspire and unite so long as inequality and injustice abound in the world...
I still have a dream.