Is the LBJ in ‘Selma’ misleading — or fiction even?

January 3, 2015 8:08 AM

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Is the LBJ in ‘Selma’ misleading — or fiction even?

Was Lyndon B. Johnson a civil rights mastermind, or a reluctant follower pulled along by activists led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.?

The question has long been a matter of contention, even flaring up in the 2008 presidential primary battle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

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