History moving sideways – 50 years after the Civil Rights Act

By Caitriona Perry, Washington Correspondent As he arrived into the hall at the Lyndon B Johnson Library in Texas last week, Barack Obama apologised for being a little late. The delay, he said, was caused by his wife Michelle playing him a tape of Lady Bird Johnson critiquing her husband’s presidential performance. Nothing has changed in 50 years, joked Obama. But of course everything has changed.