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US President Barack Obama speaks at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library April 10, 2014 in Austin, Texas, as he attends a Civil Rights Summit to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Focus Civil Rights Message On Voting

A day after hailing the Civil Rights Act as a lasting legacy of Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidency, President Barack Obama is using another civil rights forum to issue an election-year warning against erosion of the Voting Rights Act.

04/11/2014

President Barack Obama makes a statement to the press on April 2, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois, on the shooting at the Fort Hood military base in Texas. (Source: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Honors Civil Rights Progress

Barack Obama was 2 years old when President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, putting an end to a U.S. where schools, restaurants and water fountains were divided by race.

04/10/2014

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Service Sunday For Former Texas Congressman Brooks

A public service will be held Sunday at Lamar University for former Texas Congressman Jack Brooks.

12/06/2012

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Former Rep. Jack Brooks Dies In Beaumont

Former U.S. Rep. Jack Brooks, a Democrat who spent 42 years representing his Southeast Texas district, has died at age 89.

12/05/2012

President Lyndon B. Johnson (R) confers, on August 8, 1965, in the White House with the U.S. Ambassador to South Vietnam, General Maxwell Taylor (L). (credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

LBJ Library To Release Pentagon Papers

Precisely 40 years after they began to appear in The New York Times, triggering a constitutional crisis over freedom of the press, the Pentagon Papers will be released at the Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum and other sites Monday.

06/12/2011

Photo of former First Lady Lady Bird Johnson, taken in 1997. (credit: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

LBJ Library Releases Lady Bird’s Oral Histories

Lady Bird Johnson’s personal insight into the pre-presidential years is revealed in a large collection of oral histories the LBJ Library has released as part of its 40th anniversary celebration this week.

05/25/2011

LBJ Plane On Display At LBJ Ranch

Luci Baines Johnson remembers as a teenager riding in a shiny jet trimmed with blue and white paint and emblazoned with black letters proclaiming “United States of America,” then landing on the narrow bumpy airstrip […]

08/27/2010