Obama: LBJ's Civil Rights Legacy Reflects 'What The Hell The Presidency Is For'

(Thomson Reuters) U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a Civil Rights Summit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin

President Barack Obama honored the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act Thursday, praising former President Lyndon B. Johnson’s work to fulfill the promise of American equality.
Speaking at a ceremony in Austin, Texas, Obama said he has “lived out the promise of LBJ’s efforts” by serving as the country’s first black president.
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