Two new books remind us that the Lone Star State once had a nationally powerful tradition of liberalism.
The free three-day event starts April 8 and is a follow-up to the LBJ Foundation’s 2014 Civil Rights Summit.
The New York resident flew to Austin to celebrate LBJ-style.
Most of it was pretty lackluster, but there were a few interesting tidbits.
Now it’s Woody Harrelson’s turn to play our thirty-sixth president on-screen. Why can’t we get enough of a man once regarded as utterly devoid of glamour?
As five new books make clear, our thirty-sixth president refuses to be consigned to the dustbin of history.
The Golden Globe-nominated film about the Civil Rights Movement is the subject of some unexpected controversy regarding its depiction of the relationship between Martin Luther King and President Lyndon Johnson.
At his keynote speech at the Civil Rights Summit, the President honored LBJ's legacy on civil rights--but implied that he would try to advance it by other means.
A key member of LBJ's administration tells the inside story behind Johnson's decision not to run in 1968.
A look back at the career of one of Texas's most remarkable politicians.
A civil rights summit in Austin celebrates the true legacy of the Johnson administration.
Only 29 percent of Texans would support Perry for a fourth full term.
Both Esquire and the New York Times published lengthy profiles of LBJ biographer Robert Caro, who has just finished his fourth LBJ tome, The Passage to Power. But who had the better piece?
Working on his memoir one day in 1969, LBJ spoke more frankly into a tape recorder about the Kennedys, Vietnam, and other subjects than he ever had before. The transcript of that tape has never been published—until now. Michael Beschloss explains its historical significance.
Conspiracy theories: The LBJ Theory.
On National Signing Day, Ivan Maisel recalls LBJ's failed attempt to get Joe Washington to play for Darrell Royal at the University of Texas.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder talks tough about redistricting, Voter ID, and the 1965 Voting Rights Act at the LBJ Library & Museum in Austin
“‘LBJ’s war’ was not a war he had sought. It was a war he had inherited. It was a war he was trying desperately to get out of.”
Today, many younger Texans may be inclined to think of Lady Bird Johnson as belonging entirely to the past. But if her demeanor and style seemed faintly anachronistic, the virtues instilled by her parents back in East Texas—practicality, thriftiness, good manners, and an open mind—made her remarkably effective as a first lady, more so than some of her “modern” successors.
What the late LBJ confidant Jack Valenti remembered about the longest day of his life.
For forty years Nellie Connally has been talking about that day, when she was in that car and saw that tragedy unfold. She's still talking—and now she's writing too.
LBJ, George Wallace, Selma: Eavesdropping on the making of history 35 years ago this month.
How Lady Bird Johnson became the first lady of Texas radio.
No one denies that there was love at the center of Lady Bird Johnson’s marriage to LBJ. But like Hillary Clinton, she endured quite a bit, spousally speaking, as her husband’s star was on the rise.
Age is a matter of mind. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
A great man was dead and an outraged world desperately wanted someplace to lay blame. It chose Dallas and changed the city forever.
Leon Jaworski is cleaning up again.
From poor black girl to presidential possibility, in ten not-so-easy lessons.