On the fiftieth anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson's landmark "We Shall Overcome" speech to Congress on civil rights, the LBJ Presidential Library released a commemorative book entitled Destiny of Democracy: The Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library. The book recounts the events of April 8–10, 2014, when four presidents of the United States visited the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas, to reflect on the origins and progress of the Civil Rights Act, enacted July 2, 1964.
Written by Library director Mark K. Updegrove with a foreword by civil rights activist and Congressman John Lewis, the commemorative volume features speeches by Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama accompanied by 23 black-and-white and 105 color photos. The photos include archival selections as well as new images from the 2014 Summit, captured by a team led by Pulitzer Prize winner David Hume Kennerly and Eric Draper, the chief White House photographers under Gerald Ford and George W. Bush, respectively.
Learn more about Destiny of Democracy on the LBJ Presidential Library website.