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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

August 27, 1908 Ex American President, Lyndon B. Johnson Was Born


Johnson is the 36th President of the United States who took office in 1963 after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He was one of only a few politicians in American history to have served office as a representative, senator, vice president, and president.
As the strength of the civil rights movement grew, John F. Kennedy made passage of a new civil rights bill one of the platforms of his successful 1960 presidential campaign. As Kennedy’s vice president, Johnson served as chairman of the President’s Committee on Equal Employment Opportunities. After Kennedy was assassinated in November 1963, Johnson vowed to carry out his proposals for civil rights reform.
He helped battle racial discrimination, particularly by signing the Voting Rights Act, which prohibited racial discrimination in the voting process.



Lyndon B Johnson was born in Stonewall, Texas, on August 27, 1908. He struggled in school but managed to graduate from Johnson City High School in 1924. He enrolled at Southwest Texas State Teachers College (now Texas State University) and participated in debates and campus politics.

His younger brother, Sam Houston Johnson, became famous for getting drunk and spilling information to the media. Sam was eventually put under Secret Service surveillance. His presidency's greatest impediment was the Vietnam War, and he famously declared. When Johnson left office in January 1969, peace talks in Vietnam were under way, but it would take another four years before the United States was completely out of the war-torn country.

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Yemisi Frank

these are the real leaders

Yemisi Frank

not the ones we have now both in naija and america

Endy Edeson

that's right. they are whites but fought for the blacks. without Kennedy and Lyndon , Obama wouldn't have been president

Oluwatoyin Obanla

This man's family have a history of dying young

Endy Edeson

@Obanla; You mean Kennedy or Johnson?

Yemisi Frank

Endy how did they made Obama president? They are even long gone before Obama became president

Endy Edeson

@Yemisi; If he hadn't sign the Civil Right Act and Voting Rights Act, no black person in America would be allowed to vote or contest for election. It was the ACT that ended racial discrimination in public places in America
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