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.
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.
A public service will be held Sunday at Lamar University for former Texas Congressman Jack Brooks.
Former U.S. Rep. Jack Brooks, a Democrat who spent 42 years representing his Southeast Texas district, has died at age 89.
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.
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.
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 […]