"1964" on American Experience airs Tuesday, March 18th at 7 pm

Feb 21, 2014

It was the year of the Beatles and the Civil Rights Act; of the Gulf of Tonkin and Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign; the year that cities across the country erupted in violence and Americans tried to make sense of the Kennedy assassination. Based on The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964 by award-winning journalist Jon Margolis, this film follows some of the most prominent figures of the time — Lyndon B. Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Barry Goldwater, Betty Friedan — and brings out from the shadows the actions of ordinary Americans whose frustrations, ambitions and anxieties began to turn the country onto a new and different course

"1964" on American Experience airs on Tuesday, March 18th at 7 pm on channel 3.

Signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the 1964 Civil Rights Act as Martin Luther King, Jr, and others look on. July 2, 1964.