“It is no sign of health to be well-adjusted to a sick society.” —unknown
Voting Rights, 40 years later
The New York Times Learning Center notes that on this day in 1965, President Johnson proposed a voting rights act to a joint session of Congress. “He was interrupted 36 times by applause and two standing ovations.”
David Benfell holds a Ph.D. in Human Science from Saybrook University. He earned a M.A. in Speech Communication from CSU East Bay in 2009 and has studied at California Institute of Integral Studies. He is an anarchist, a vegetarian ecofeminist, a naturist, and a Taoist.