46th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday

J. Edgar Hoover, LBJ, and Nicholas Katzenbach

Today marks the 46th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, when Civil Rights activists marching from Selma to Montgomery in support of voting rights were confronted with brutal and violent law enforcement tactics. In this virtual exhibit, former PRP intern Alice Anne Stephens looked at LBJ's handling of the aftermath of this pivotal moment in the Civil Rights struggle. Click on the link to hear LBJ's frustrations in dealing with Alabama Governor George Wallace, who LBJ came to regard as "a very treacherous guy" and a "no-good son-of-a-bitch": "The President, the Wildcard, and the Link," by Alice Anne Stephens.