Tag Archive for ‘Lady Bird Johnson’

Cat & Bird: When Actress Eartha Kitt Challenged First Lady Johnson on the Vietnam War

The year 1968 was one of the most tumultuous experienced among the American people; enormous social change was underway. Protests, pickets and riots that year marked the start of what emerged as the national Black Power Movement and the Women’s… Read More ›

First Ladies, Swimsuit Edition: Bikinis to Bonnets to Bloomers

In the beginning, First Ladies were given no dispensation when it came to figuratively swimming in their bathing suits alongside the Presidents. Regardless of their nationally elevated marital status, they were expected to lead their countrywomen by example. So it… Read More ›

Mamie, Jackie, Lady Bird & Pat: Thanksgiving & Four First Ladies of the Mid-Century

From Thursday, November 20 until Sunday November 23, 2014, the National First Ladies Library Blog is running a four-part series pegged to the upcoming holiday, “Thanksgiving and Mid-Century Modern First Ladies.” Mamie Eisenhower, Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson and Pat… Read More ›

Jackie Kennedy’s Last White House Days & What She Found in JFK’s Desk

Two weeks to the day that her husband was assassinated, presidential widow Jacqueline Kennedy moved out of the White House. It was December 6, 1963. This article has been converted into a pay-per-view ePublication, and is available here for reading and… Read More ›

That Mysterious Woman at Obama’s Sunday Inaugural Ceremony & Historical Context

In politics, you can never anticipate just who will pop into the pictures of history. Earlier today, January 20, 2013, President Barack Obama repeated the first of two oath-of-office clauses and was sworn into his second term as President. Tomorrow,… Read More ›

A Centennial Gallery of Lady Bird Johnson & her First Lady Sorority”

Today, just three days before Christmas as it always was, is Lady Bird Johnson’s birthday. This year marks her centennial. She is rightly remembered, in terms of her public contributions, as a pioneer in raising public awareness about the encroaching… Read More ›

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