Near the Homestretch

Posted May 21, 2008 at 4:43pm

Lyndon Johnson campaigns in downtown Houston in November 1960. Johnson was the running mate of Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy, and would become the 36th president after Kennedy’s assassination in 1963. Johnson’s civil rights accomplishments, anti-poverty work and other domestic achievements are being honored this week during a celebration of what would have been his 100th birthday.