Many editorials in the South had a different tone.
There were even Civil Rights Act explainers.
It was also very clear that the Civil Rights Act was not going to solve the problems it sought to address immediately -- or even decades after.
Here's a glimpse of the story The Post ran after the Civil Rights Act's 25th anniversary.
Even though the work was far from done, President Lyndon B. Johnson still felt he deserved a short break from politics.