Friday, September 27, 2013

Lady Bird Johnson, An Oral History

Lady Bird Johnson on the Potomac River, June 10, 1965.
#34581-6a, LBJ Library. Photo by Navy.
NOTE:  All events associated with the LBJ conference set for Chamizal National Memorial have been moved to the El Paso Community Foundation, 333 N. Oregon, El Paso, TX.  (Location change announced October 5)

While directing the LBJ Presidential Library’s oral history program, Michael Gillette recorded 37 interviews with Lady Bird Johnson over a span of 14 years, gathering stories of how she evolved from a shy, isolated country girl whose mother died when she was 5 years old to a memorable First Lady whose influence continues today.

Michael Gillette, the author of Lady Bird Johnson, An Oral History published by Oxford University Press, will relate Lady Bird’s story and share recordings of her voice at El Paso's Chamizal National Memorial. He will also sign copies of his recently released book.

Head on over to Chamizal National Memorial, El Paso, Friday, October 11, 6:30-7:30 pm.  Click here for our event listing details.  The event is part of a conference on President Johnson at Chamizal, with opportunities for the public.  Click here for full details on the conference.

This event is part of a month-long celebration of the life and contributions of Tom Lea.  Tom Lea (1907-2001) was a genius of the twentieth century who worked as a muralist, illustrator, war correspondent, novelist, historian and easel painter.  He worked alone in his native El Paso for most of his life.  Read more at

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