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LBJ and MLK: "Fulfilling a Promise, Realizing a Dream"

President Lyndon B. Johnson with Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1966

President Lyndon B. Johnson with Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1966

Austin, Texas
Sunday, June 15, 2014

A panel from the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library’s Civil Rights Summit reflects on the complicated relationship between President Johnson and Martin Luther King Jr. 

Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014 at 11:17am (ET)

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