A Daughter’s Perspective on the Civil Rights Act

Joe Madison and Luci Baines Johnson

Luci Baines Johnson is interviewed by SiriusXM’s Joe Madison. (Amy Joseph/Newseum)

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act, First Daughter Luci Baines Johnson discussed the legacy of the historic legislation with SiriusXM host Joe Madison in a program hosted by the Newseum in partnership with SiriusXM.

The act was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 2, 1964 — which also happened to be Luci Johnson’s 17th birthday.

An overflow audience of Newseum members and visitors watched the interview in person, which will air on SiriusXM Urban View, channel 110 on SiriusXM Radio, on July 2 at 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. After the interview, Johnson met with audience members and posed for pictures in the Newseum’s Knight Studio.

Read more about the interview here. View photos of the Newseum program on our Flickr page.

At the Newseum, “1964: Civil Rights at 50” chronicles the events of a dramatic year in the civil rights movement, including Freedom Summer, “Mississippi Burning” and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.



Contributing sponsorship support for “Civil Rights at 50” has been provided by Walmart and Altria Group.

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