LBJ Library remembers connection President had with MLK

Austin

Before Martin Luther King, Jr., was killed, the civil rights leader worked closely with President Lyndon Johnson.

The LBJ Presidential Library in Austin features King in its exhibit on civil rights.

Johnson often asked for Dr. King’s advice helping to craft the civil rights act, voting rights act, and fair housing act.

“It’s so important that we remember the extraordinary life of Dr. King because it shows what one person can do to affect our history, to introduce reform,” said Mark Updegrove, president and CEO of the LBJ Foundation. “It was President Johnson and Dr. King who worked together closely on the incredibly important laws of the 1960s that allowed us civil rights in this country.”

The LBJ Library is home to the letter that President Johnson wrote to King’s widow, Coretta Scott King, the day after the civil rights leader’s death.

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