Robert Schenkkan’s Tony Award-winning play All the Way set the stage for President Lyndon Baines Johnson’s sudden ascent to the White House. In its D.C. premiere, The Great Society brings the second half of Schenkkan’s epic story to its harrowing conclusion. As America is divided by civil rights protests and the anguish of the Vietnam War, LBJ struggles to maintain his relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., keep his political opponents in check and complete a raft of impossibly ambitious social policy projects. Jack Willis reprises his “stunning performance” (Broadway World) in this political thrill ride that explores the America of our past to better understand the America of today.
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Visit the Newseum, headquartered in Washington, D.C. and explore its exhibits that promote, explain and defend free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment: religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. Current exhibits include 1968 Civil Rights at 50, explore the events that marked 1968 as a year of anguish and anger for the civil rights movement: the assassinations of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, and a Black Power protest at the Olympics in Mexico City.
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