Selma to Montgomery March photograph by James Karales

Created Equal

The NEH Created Equal initiative uses the power of documentary films to encourage public conversations about the changing meanings of freedom and equality in America. The five films that are part of this project tell the remarkable stories of individuals who challenged the social and legal status quo, from slavery to segregation.

Lyndon Baines Johnson, 37th President of the United States, born

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August 27, 1908
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President Truman orders desegregation of military forces

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July 26, 1948
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Helen Keller dies at 88

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June 1, 1968
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President Lyndon Johnson delivers "Great Society" speech

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May 22, 1964
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The Freedom Riders leave Washington, D.C., to challenge segregation laws

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May 4, 1961
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Arthur Miller’s "Death of a Salesman" wins the Pulitzer Prize

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May 2, 1949

Former President Richard Nixon dies

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April 22, 1994

Martin Luther King publishes his Letter from a Birmingham Jail

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April 16, 1963