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The President, April 1968
LBJ Library & Museum
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    Johnson delivers a speech that announces both the halting of Vietnam air strikes and his decision not to seek another presidential nomination
    Hanoi responds to the US proposal to cease bombing raids
     LBJ stops by the UN building to meet with Secretary General U Thant
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated
    Walter Washington, Thurgood Marshall, Hubert Humphrey, Mike Mansfield, Reverand Walt Fauntroy, Whitney Young, John McCormack, Roy Wilkins of the NAACP, and Bayard Rustin meet with the President to discuss violence in cities
    President Johnson visits Camp David to spend some time reviewing the war in Vietnam
    The Civil Rights Act of 1968
    At home in Texas for Easter weekend, featuring play time with the grandchildren
    The President flies to Hawaii to meet South Korean president Chung Hee Park and discuss US affairs in Asia
    A conference with former President Dwight Eisenhower on Asian affairs
    President and Lady Bird Johnson welcome foreign diplomats to the White House
    Johnson signs a bill giving the citizens of Washington, D.C. the right to elect their own school board