Lyndon Baines Johnson http://tpr.org en LBJ Carried Poor Texas Town With Him In Civil Rights Fight http://tpr.org/post/lbj-carried-poor-texas-town-him-civil-rights-fight <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EizAeISiHDM</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:28:00 +0000 Melissa Block 29921 at http://tpr.org LBJ Carried Poor Texas Town With Him In Civil Rights Fight President Obama Honors The Memory Of LBJ And Signing Of Civil Rights Act http://tpr.org/post/president-obama-honors-memory-lbj-and-signing-civil-rights-act <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Speaking to select crowd </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">at the Lyndon </span>Baines<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Johnson Presidential Library in Austin on Thursday, President Barack Obama honored the life of the former president and detailed the progressive effects of Johnson’s signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.</span></p><p>Obama told the crowd the change sparked by Johnson has been progressively powerful at changing how the world identified and enforced civil rights.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:25:59 +0000 Ryan Poppe 29892 at http://tpr.org President Obama Honors The Memory Of LBJ And Signing Of Civil Rights Act Luci Baines Johnson: Vietnam War 'Lanced' LBJ's Gut Every Night http://tpr.org/post/luci-baines-johnson-vietnam-war-lanced-lbjs-gut-every-night The 50th anniversary of President Johnson's signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act is being celebrated this week at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas.<p>NPR's Don Gonyea spoke Wednesday to Luci Baines Johnson, the 66-year-old younger daughter of the 36th president, about some of the human dimensions of the presidency.<p>Here are some highlights from their discussion:<p><strong>On the toll the presidency took on her father</strong><p>"[The Vietnam War] was a personal burden. I saw it as if somebody was lancing his gut, every night — the sleepness nights," she says. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:31:46 +0000 Carly Cody 29863 at http://tpr.org Luci Baines Johnson: Vietnam War 'Lanced' LBJ's Gut Every Night Step Behind Closed Doors And Into The LBJ Library's Time Machine http://tpr.org/post/step-behind-closed-doors-and-lbj-librarys-time-machine This week, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum in Austin, Texas, <a href="http://www.civilrightssummit.org/">is holding a major conference on civil rights</a>. It's a big deal. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Johnson's signing of the Civil Rights Act. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:05:10 +0000 Gene Demby 29834 at http://tpr.org Step Behind Closed Doors And Into The LBJ Library's Time Machine Celebrating 50 Years Of Progress, Civil Rights Summit Begins In Austin http://tpr.org/post/celebrating-50-years-progress-civil-rights-summit-begins-austin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week the </span>LBJ<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Presidential Library in Austin is celebrating the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Civil Rights Act of 1964. There will be discussions about the progress of civil rights issues through the course of the week and those discussions begin with gay rights.</span></p><p>From the original 1964 Civil Rights Act signing, President Lyndon Baines Johnson said:</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:31:12 +0000 Ryan Poppe 29698 at http://tpr.org Celebrating 50 Years Of Progress, Civil Rights Summit Begins In Austin The Source: Civil Rights Act 50 Years Old http://tpr.org/post/source-civil-rights-act-50-years-old <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law July 2, 1964. It was the result of a hundred years of discrimination, hundreds of sit-ins and non-violent protests, and a political battle as large as the shift in history the act would prove to have.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:11:15 +0000 Paul Flahive 29638 at http://tpr.org The Source: Civil Rights Act 50 Years Old Play Illuminates Tumultuous Year In LBJ's Life http://tpr.org/post/play-illuminates-tumultuous-year-lbjs-life The new play &#8220;<a href="http://allthewaybroadway.com/" target="_blank">All The Way&#8221;</a> is now in previews on Broadway. Written by Robert Shenken and commissioned by the Oregon Shakespeare festival, it tells the story of a year in the life of President Lyndon B. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 03:03:02 +0000 editor 26888 at http://tpr.org Play Illuminates Tumultuous Year In LBJ's Life In 'Passage,' Caro Mines LBJ's Changing Political Roles http://tpr.org/post/passage-caro-mines-lbjs-changing-political-roles-0 <em>This interview was originally broadcast on </em><a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/05/13/180880018/in-passage-caro-mines-lbjs-changing-political-roles">May 13, 2013</a>.<p>For the past 37 years, Robert Caro has devoted his life to writing the definitive biography of Lyndon Johnson. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 19:59:00 +0000 editor 26869 at http://tpr.org In 'Passage,' Caro Mines LBJ's Changing Political Roles When King And Johnson Joined Forces To Fight The War On Poverty http://tpr.org/post/when-king-and-johnson-joined-forces-fight-war-poverty When President Lyndon B. Johnson met at the White House with the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. on Jan. 18, 1964, the two men were near the peak of their powers and the country was in a maelstrom.<p>Johnson had been President for less than two months following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Sat, 18 Jan 2014 15:26:26 +0000 Andrew Small 25308 at http://tpr.org When King And Johnson Joined Forces To Fight The War On Poverty The Source: The War On Poverty 50 Years Later http://tpr.org/post/source-war-poverty-50-years-later <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fifty years ago last night, President Lyndon </span>Baines<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Johnson called on lawmakers to help him wage a war on poverty. Few would argue that poverty is still a large issue today, but the effectiveness of the programs launched -- programs like Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, Job Corps, etc. -- are widely debated depending on what party you identify with.</span></p><p>Today we talk about the legacy of the program with a variety of scholars.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 16:53:28 +0000 Paul Flahive 24805 at http://tpr.org The Source: The War On Poverty 50 Years Later