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For the record

September 13, 2013

March on Washington: In the Aug. 29 Section A, an article about celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington incompletely described how the country's two major political parties responded to the civil rights issues raised by the march. The article said that "Democrats led the passage of civil rights legislation" and that since then "Republicans have struggled to recover with black voters." President Lyndon B. Johnson, a Democrat, led the passage of the legislation but only over the opposition of Southerners within his party and with the support of some leading Republicans. After passage of the civil rights acts, Republicans adopted a strategy of appealing to conservative, white Southern Democrats, many of whom changed their party as a result, leading most black voters to side with the Democrats.

Elton John: A Quick Takes item in the Sept. 10 Calendar section about Elton John performing at the Emmy Awards on Sept. 22 said that HBO's "Behind the Candelabra" told the life story of Liberace. The movie spans only one period of the performer's life.

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