Lady Bird Johnson

Michael Gillette discusses the life and legacy of Lady Bird Johnson, including her marriage to Lyndon Johnson, her careers as a congressional assistant and radio magnate, and her impressions of other first ladies.
Beyond the Gowns
Thursday, May 9, 2013
6:30pm @ Plaza Branch

Over nearly two decades Lady Bird Johnson recorded 47 oral history interviews with historian Michael Gillette and his colleagues at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library. Now Gillette details Johnson’s stories of marriage to a powerful man, of creating a media empire, and of encounters with first ladies like Edith Bolling Wilson, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Bess Truman.

Gillette is the former director of the LBJ Presidential Library's oral history program and editor of Lady Bird Johnson: An Oral History.

This series is made possible by Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Legacy Fund grants to the Kansas City Public Library and the Truman Library Institute. Co-sponsored by KCUR’s Up to Date.

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