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How Lady Bird Johnson Became an Activist

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How Lady Bird Johnson Became an Activist

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Lady Bird Johnson was a committed supporter of the Civil Rights Movement, in word and deed: from touring the country to speak against racism, to refusing to stay in segregated hotels.

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Edith Roosevelt, Lady Bird Johnson, and Betty Ford entered the White House under stressful conditions, but each came to embrace the position of first lady, and leave her mark on history. See how the assassinations of McKinley and Kennedy and the resignation of Nixon thrust these women into the spotlight. Then see the contributions they made, beautifying D.C., championing women's rights, and even helping to build the West Wing -- all of which strengthened their remarkable legacies.

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