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Wednesday, April 9 • 12:35pm - 1:40pm
LBJ and MLK: Fulfilling a Promise, Realizing a Dream

An inside look at the consequential and complex partnership between President Lyndon Johnson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the issue of civil rights.

Introduction: Tom Johnson, Executive Assistant to President Lyndon Johnson and former President & Chairman of CNN



Moderators
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Todd Purdum

Author and Journalist
Todd S. Purdum is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and senior writer at Politico. He spent more than twenty years at The New York Times, where he served as diplomatic correspondent, White House correspondent, and Los Angeles bureau chief. His new book, An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, was published on April 1. A graduate of Princeton University, he lives in Washington... Read More →

Speakers
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Taylor Branch

Historian and Author
Taylor Branch is an American author and public speaker best known for his landmark trilogy on the civil rights era, America in the King Years. The trilogy’s first book, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63, won the Pulitzer Prize and numerous other awards in 1989. Two successive volumes also gained critical and popular success: Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65, and At Canaan’s Edge: America in the... Read More →
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Joseph A. Califano, Jr.

Special Assistant to President Lyndon Johnson
Joseph A. Califano, Jr. is Founder and Chair Emeritus of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.  He was General Counsel of the Department of the Army and Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense before becoming a Special Assistant to President Johnson from 1965 to 1969.  He served as President Johnson’s top domestic aide, led the preparation of the President’s legislative... Read More →
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Andrew Young

Former Congressman and United Nations Ambassador
Andrew Young has always viewed his career through the lens of his first career - that of ordained minister.  His work for civil and human rights, his many years in public office as Congressman, United Nations Ambassador and Mayor, his leadership of the Atlanta Olympic Games, his advocacy of investment in Africa through GoodWorks International, and the establishment of the Andrew J. Young Foundation are all a response to his call to serve... Read More →


Wednesday April 9, 2014 12:35pm - 1:40pm
LBJ Auditorium