@GreatSocietyBwyOn this date in 1964, LBJ signed the Wilderness Act into law. The Act created the National Wilderness Preservation System to protect 9.1 million acres of federally owned land. The total is 109.5 million today, or 5% of the US.
@GreatSocietyBwy#OnThisDay in 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech at the March on Washington. Yesterday at our #TheGreatSociety Primary event, Geoffrey Eric Eaton, President of the @NAACP Mid-Manhattan Branch, spoke with us about the speech's importance today.
@GreatSocietyBwyToday is #WomensEqualityDay, commemorating the amendment that prohibits the denial of the right to vote on the basis of sex. It would take 45 years for the Voting Rights Act to pass which prohibits racial discrimination in voting.
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@greatsocietybwy"We did not choose to be the guardians of the gate, but there is no one else." -LBJ
@greatsocietybwyQueen Elizabeth II never met LBJ, making him the only POTUS she has not met as Queen. She was pregnant and unable to travel for JFK's funeral and did not visit the US again until 1976. LBJ traveled overseas less frequently compared to other US presidents.