Apr 10

Obama pays tribute to Civil Rights Act at 50

HOUSTON -- Barack Obama was 2 years old when Lyndon Baines Johnson sat in the East Room of the White House with Martin Luther King Jr. and signed the Civil Rights Act, putting an end to an America where schools,…

Although President Lyndon Johnson, seen here signing the Economic Opportunity Act in 1964, is often identified with the War on Poverty, many of its programs were bipartisan initiatives. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia via LBJ Library. Editor’s Note: 2014 marks…

In 1976, the House of Representatives created the Select Committee on Assassinations to further investigate Kennedy’s shooting. In 1979, it reported the assassination was likely the result of a conspiracy. But after years of news coverage and investigations, NewsHour co-founders…

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