Travis Knoll received his PhD in History with a focus on Latin America from Duke University in 2022 and is currently an adjunct professor of history at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. His research examines links between racial justice policy and religious civil society organizations in the formation of international progressive organizations.
Of all the civil rights policies enacted by U.S President Lyndon Johnson, affirmative action is arguably one of the most enduring — and most challenged. Johnson made it clear during a commencement address at Howard University on June 4, 1965, where he stood. In his speech, “To Fulfill These Rights,” Johnson argued that civil rights […]