Although President Johnson’s is often referred to as the Vietnam President, he worked diligently to secure the basic civil rights of all Americans; he had hoped, rather than Vietnam overshadowing his time in office, that he would be known as the Civil Rights President.

Making the Nation Whole: Civil Rights and Lyndon Baines Johnson

Using archival footage and the text of the civil rights act, this lesson plan explores the issue of civil rights, the Johnson administration, and the signing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

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8,000 Miles From Home: A Texas Perspective on the Vietnam War Era

Using TAMI’s curated collection “Texas and Texans During the Vietnam War Years,” students will explore the Vietnam War and its relationship to Texas by viewing both news footage and home movies and presenting the materials to their classmates in the form of a newscast.

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Teach Texas is made possible by the Texas Moving Image Archive Program, a partnership between the Texas Archive of the Moving Image and the Office of the Governor’s Texas Film Commission and is supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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