On this day (March 15, 1965), President Johnson went before Congress and called for legislation that would guarantee every American’s right to vote
Forty-three years ago President Johnson stood up for what was right and fought for the rights of those who had no voice.
But even before he became president, LBJ was busy in the Senate pushing forward bills, bills, bills. His Senatorial legacy (Bills, Bills, Bills) is on display at the LBJ Presidential Library until Memorial Day. If your travels take you to Austin, please stop by. By the way, on most days at the top of the hour, you can also sit in a replica of the senate chambers as they were during Senator Johnson’s era and enjoy a performance by “Senator Johnson” followed by Q&A. But don’t ask him about Vietnam. Remember, he’s Senator Johnson and won’t know what you are talking about if you fast forward past the Senate years to the presidency!