Obama marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - President Barack Obama is remembering Lyndon B. Johnson as a giant of a man whose efforts to pass the Civil Rights Act made real the promise of the nation's founders.

That is -- Obama says -- that all men are created equal.

America's first black president is speaking at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, on the final day of ceremonies to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The landmark law ended racial discrimination in public places.

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