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Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States (1963–1969), a position he assumed after his service...

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  • Obama lashes out at Republican efforts to restrict voting

      News Source: GMA News | 5 days ago
    Closing out a week of commemorating progress from the Civil Rights Movement, President Barack Obama on Friday sharply criticized Republicans for leading efforts in some parts of the country to prevent citizens from voting. Obama's administration has
  • Woman recounts historic 1964 flight around world

      News Source: Kansas.com | 6 days ago
    Recounting her history-making adventure 50 years later, Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock plays it down as an enjoyable way to see the world. The native of Newark, Ohio, became the first female pilot to fly solo around the globe when her single-engine Cessna
  • Obama, citing new laws, says GOP moves to deny voting rights

      News Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | 6 days ago
    President Barack Obama on Friday deplored what he called a Republican campaign to deny voting rights to millions of Americans, as he stepped up efforts to rally his political base heading into a competitive midterm campaign season...Al Sharpton's
  • Belafonte, MLK Jr. estate settle document lawsuit

      News Source: Charlotte Observer Online | 7 days ago
    Lawyers say Harry Belafonte will retain possession of historical documents he acquired during his friendship with Martin Luther King Jr. Belafonte and the King estate said Friday they have settled a lawsuit. The singer had sued the estate in
  • Belafonte keeping King documents in settlement

      News Source: Miami Herald | 7 days ago
    Singer and activist Harry Belafonte will get to keep three of Martin Luther King's documents that the King estate had blocked him from selling. Lawyers announced a confidential settlement Friday between Belafonte and the estate letting Belafonte
  • BC-AP News Coverage Advisory

      News Source: Taiwan News | 7 days ago
    Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today...A bus carrying high school students on a college visit collides with two other vehicles in a fiery crash on a Northern California freeway, killing 10 people and sending several
  • Obama to focus civil rights message on voting

      News Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer | 7 days ago
    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, the landmark 1965
  • Presidents celebrate Civil Rights Act, LBJ and 'lost causes'

      News Source: Los Angeles Times | 7 days ago
    Johnson on Thursday and offered lofty reflections on the importance of taking political risks to advance causes like the 1964 Civil Rights Act, but steered clear of any political references to his own battles. Speaking at the Johnson library here,


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