Photograph of Lyndon B. Johnson on a white background with red text curving around edge of button. Right portion of button is blue with white text.
Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) was sworn in as president following the assassination of John F. Kennedy in November of 1963. Johnson immediately focused on his campaign to create a "Great Society" and fought for social programs and legislation including Medicare, public broadcasting, and Head Start as well as the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act. This time in history has been portrayed in both a play and movie. The play, All the Way, written by Robert Schenkkan and premiered in 2012, takes its title from LBJ's 1964 campaign slogan, "All the Way with LBJ." The story follows President Johnson as he tries to gain allies within the civil rights movement, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and get the US Congress to enact the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The 2016 movie by the same name follows the 2012 play's plot and stars Bryan Cranston as LBJ and Anthony Mackie as MLK.
All the Way. (2016, May 21). Retrieved March 22, 2019, from https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3791216/