Obama: More Work Ahead On Civil Rights

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April 10, 2014 AT 10:25 AM
Reflecting on the unique power of the office he holds, President Barack Obama on Thursday honored Lyndon B. Johnson as leader who seized the presidency's influence over the "currents of history" to fulfill America's founding promises of equality. Obama's 30-minute remarks at the Johnson presidential library came at the end of a three-day summit commemorating the law that ended racial discrimination in public places. The anniversary has led to a renaissance of sorts for Johnson's domestic agenda, which also included creation of Medicare, Medicaid and the Voting Rights Act and renewed appreciation for the 36th president's mastery of congressional dealmaking.