The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Tonight

Lo60° Mostly Clear

Monday

Hi88° Sunny

Monday Night

Lo62° Mostly Clear

Tuesday

Hi86° Mostly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo60° Partly Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi79° Mostly Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo57° Partly Cloudy

Thursday

Hi75° Mostly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo57° Partly Cloudy

Friday

Hi75° Slight Chance T-storms

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 options or Sign in