FIlm and Discussion: What the Hell Is the Presidency For?

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Presented by The Contemporary Austin and LBJ Presidential Library at The Contemporary Austin - Jones Center, Austin TX

Jan 11
FIlm and Discussion: What the Hell Is the Presidency For?

Join us for an evening of film and conversation inspired by Jim Hodges’s installation With Liberty and Justice for All (A Work in Progress). A screening of the 2016 documentary What the Hell Is the Presidency For?: LBJ’s Battle for Civil Rights considers the legacies of Lyndon Johnson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and how the important civil rights legislation of the 1960s still affects Americans today.

Following the film, Mark K. Updegrove, Director of the LBJ Presidential Library,

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Doors open at 6pm. Film will begin at 7pm. Following the film will be a discussion with the Director of the LBJ Presidential Library.

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