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Anthony Siracusa

Anthony Siracusa

Anthony Siracusa is senior director of inclusive culture and initiatives at University of Colorado Boulder.

COMMENTARY
LBJ at a table with MLK

Commentary: How the Vietnam War pushed MLK to embrace global justice

By: - January 17, 2022

On July 2, 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. stood behind President Lyndon Baines Johnson as the Texan signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Although not the first civil rights bill passed by Congress, it was the most comprehensive. King called the law’s passage “a great moment … something like the signing of […]