Aug 11, 2020 - 21 min
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Lyndon B. Johnson, Martin Luther King and what 1965 can teach a polarised nation. For the renowned historian Simon Schama, a "moment of truth is at hand" in America today. In this piece for the Financial Times, he reflects on Donald Trump's bold claim that not since Abraham Lincoln has a president done as much for the African American as himself, analysing the teachings left by the many dramas of the Civil Rights movement during the 1960s.