Civil Rights Act Of 1964: Speech Analysis

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In 1964 Lyndon Johnson, Democratic President of the United States, passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Directly before signing the bill into law, Johnson addressed the American people in a speech discussing the law, his reasons for passing it, and why Americans need it. While many saw this speech as a large movement for minorities, Ruby and I will be showing through our FOA how different cultures can perceive the same text in different ways based on life experiences, and how Johnson’s speech was not written in celebration of the rights of racial equality, but rather written to soothe uneasy white Americans.
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