Destiny of Democracy

President Lyndon B. Johnson played a monumental role in America’s quest for civil rights. The legacy of those efforts reached a crescendo April 8-10, 2014, as the LBJ Presidential Library hosted the historic Civil Rights Summit to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

A host of luminaries — including President Barack Obama and former presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter - came to the Library to recognize the progress made in this country’s long, often troubled journey toward civil rights and social justice while examining the issues we face as a nation today.

Destiny of Democracy, written by LBJ Presidential Library Director Mark Updegrove, reflects on the civil rights movement and President Johnson’s legacy while capturing the summit’s momentous three days. The book includes full text from each presidential keynote, a foreword by John Lewis, essays by Updegrove, and beautiful images from the summit.

Book details
Hardcover: 232 pages
Dimensions: 8x10
Language: English
23 black and white photos, 105 color photos

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John Lewis' Foreword




The 1964 Civil Rights Act