Although the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965, racial tensions rose after the assassination of Malcolm X. Riots plagued urban America, resulting in deaths and the destruction of property. Internationally, President Lyndon Baines Johnson ordered bombing raids over North Vietnam, leading to domestic protest. Soviet propaganda connected urban violence with the war in Vietnam. In 1970, five years before the end of the Vietnam War, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was sent to the Soviet Union—the first American modern dance company to perform there.