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Today I visited The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum. It’s been my goal to visit as many presidential libraries as possible.
I was 10 when Johnson became president and turning sixteen when he left the presidency. Today was stepping into a time capsule of my life.
Today it hit me that Dad attended two summer programs for teachers because of the programs LBJ put into place. I had no idea that LBJ had been a teacher.
Today it hit me again how far removed I was from those who needed the Civil Rights Act to be put into place. Growing up in the suburbs of SoCal did that.
Today I was struck by how many programs such as the Wilderness Act, education, and Medicare are in danger. I wondered what President Johnson would have to say about today.
President Johnson wasn’t without his faults. But to see what he did the what he referred to as “The Great Society” was incredible. And all while dealing with the Vietnam War which was getting uglier by the minute.
Following the presidential library, I walked with my friend to the Austin Public Library. Wow! The outdoor patio for reading. Seriously, you must go.
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