Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency
Mark Updegrove, director of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum, recounts the presidency of Lyndon Johnson. Sworn into office following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, President Johnson served for five years and signed 207 laws, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Mr. Updegrove examines President Johnson’s legacy, which included his “War on Poverty” and civil rights legislation as well as the escalation of the Vietnam War that resulted in the loss of 36,000 U.S. soldiers by the end of Johnson’s presidency. Mark Updegrove spoke with John Avlon and responded to questions from members of the audience at this Kennedy Library Forum. close
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John P. Avlon Senior Columnist Daily Beast
Thomas "Tom" J. Putnam Director Kennedy (John F.) Presidential Library
Mark K. Updegrove Director Johnson (Lyndon Baines) Presidential Library and Museum
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