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Lyndon B. Johnson

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  • LBJ linked Latinos, civil rights in 'Selma' speech

    Fifty-years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson asked a joint session of Congress to respond to the brutal beatings of protesters in Selma, Alabama, by passing a federal Voting Rights Act that would "open the city of hope to all people of all races."
  • For Gary mayor, vacant buildings full of promise

    For Gary mayor, vacant buildings full of promise
    Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson knows precisely how many buildings are vacant in her city: 6,902, or about 21 percent. She knows how many buildings are "blighted" and in visible need of repair. That's 12,394, or 37 percent. She can show you exactly...

    'It seemed like the right thing to do': Betty Ryan shares Selma story with students

    'It seemed like the right thing to do': Betty Ryan shares Selma story with students
    At 91, Betty Ryan doesn't glamorize her decision to travel in 1965 to Selma, Ala., answering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s call for support at a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights movement. "It just seemed like the right thing to do, the right place to...

    Bryan Cranston becomes a producer of 'Finding Neverland'

    The upcoming Broadway musical "Finding Neverland" has found a new producer to join its ranks — Bryan Cranston. Lead producer Harvey Weinstein said Friday that the Tony Award-winning former "Breaking Bad" star had signed up after being enchanted...

    Theodore Hesburgh a visionary president who transformed Notre Dame

    Theodore Hesburgh a visionary president who transformed Notre Dame
    During his 35-year tenure as University of Notre Dame president, the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh carried through on bold ideas that supporters say reshaped a college known mostly for its football team into a prominent academic institution. The Rev....