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President Obama Visits Austin / LBJ Library

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President Obama accompanied by his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, landed in Austin Thursday for a speech at the LBJ Library in downtown. Air Force One touched down at 10:30 AM bringing the president from Ft. Hood and Houston. This marked the fourth time that a presidential plane as visited Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.

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At the LBJ Library, President Obama honored the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. While the original concept came from President John F Kennedy in 1963, it was President Lyndon B. Johnson who finally signed the act on July 2, 1964. In his speech, President Obama praised this step but still mentioned that we all had more work to do in race relations. He honored Johnson for his work.

As expected, several streets and routes were temporarily closed for the motorcade. The President then returned to ABIA and departed around 1:20 PM on schedule.

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