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LBJ in College

In March of 1927, Lyndon Johnson enrolled as a freshman at Southwest Texas State Teachers College (what is now Texas State University-San Marcos). Johnson majored in history and was active in various clubs and organizations, including the Harris-Blair Literary Society, the Schoolmaster’s Club, and the Press Club. He was also a member of the debate …

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LBJ in Cotulla

1928, after completing his freshman year in college, Lyndon Johnson took a teaching assignment in Cotulla, Texas, a small farming and ranching community about half way between San Antonio and Laredo. His assignment was to teach 5th, 6th, and 7th graders at the Welhausen School, which had been established primarily for the Mexican-American population of …

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LBJ Short Quiz

1. What was the name of Texas State University when Lyndon B. Johnson attended there in 1927-1930? A. San Marcos Normal School B. San Marcos Teachers Institute C. Southwest Texas State Teachers College D. Southwest Texas State University 2. What was Lyndon Johnson’s major in college? A. History B. Political Science C. Engineering D. Spanish …

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Lyndon Baines Johnson Quotes

For so long as man has lived on this earth, poverty has been his curse. On every continent in every age men have sought escape from poverty’s oppression. Today, for the first time in all the history of the human race, a great nation is able to make and is willing to make a commitment …

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Lyndon Baines Johnson Speeches

Commencement Address at the University of Michigan May 22, 1964   President Hatcher, Governor Romney, Senators McNamara and Hart, Congressmen Meader and Staebler, and other members of the fine Michigan delegation, members of the graduating class, my fellow Americans.   It is a great pleasure to be here today. This university has been coeducational since 1870, …

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LBJ Museum Media

Embeded is a playlist that includes video of Higher Education Act of 1965, Lyndon Johnson at Southwest Texas State College, State of the Union Address 1965, Inauguration 1965, Inauguration 1965, LBJ’s University of Michigan speech, 5-22-64, President Johnson signs 1964 Civil Rights Bill,  LBJ State of Union War on Poverty, and the Inauguration of President Lyndon B. Johnson …