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Although the recent movie, selma, portrays president lyndon johnson as a non- supporter of the civil rights movement, this was not actually the. On april 11, 1968, president lyndon baines johnson signed the civil rights act of 1968 – also known as the fair housing act – into law in his broadcasted. President lyndon b johnson (1908 - 1973) discusses the voting rights act with civil rights campaigner martin luther king jr (1929 - 1968) in.Download