The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

This Afternoon

Hi79° Scattered Showers

Tonight

Lo62° Chance Thunderstorms

Wednesday

Hi75° Heavy Rain

Wednesday Night

Lo59° Heavy Rain

Thursday

Hi77° Mostly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo59° Mostly Clear

Friday

Hi84° Sunny

Friday Night

Lo63° Mostly Clear

Saturday

Hi89° Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo65° Mostly Clear

Obama to honor civil rights legacy

Send to Kindle
Print This

HOUSTON — Barack Obama was 2 years old when Lyndon Baines Johnson sat in the East Room of the White House with Martin Luther King Jr. and signed the Civil Rights Act, putting an end to an America where schools, restaurants and water fountains were divided by race. Half a century later, the first black man to become president is commemorating what’s been accomplished in his lifetime and recommitting the nation to fighting deep inequalities that remain.

Obama takes the podium this afternoon on the third and final day of a 50th anniversary summit that’s bringing four living presidents, civil rights leaders and cultural icons to the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas.

View my optionsorSign in