Students Honor President Lyndon B. Johnson's Contribution to Civil Rights
The Memorial is located in Lady Bird Johnson Park, a Potomac River island in Washington, D.C. The grove consists of two parts. The first area, commemorative in nature, is a granite monolith surrounded by a serpentine pattern of walks and trails. The second area is a grass meadow and provides a tranquil refuge for reflection and rejuvination of the spirit. The trails are shaded by a grove of hundreds of white pine and dogwood trees, and framed by azaleas and rhododendron.
A major part of LBJ's legacy was the Civil Rights Act, out of which grew the Americans with Disabilities Act. In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, deaf and hard-of-hearing students from Galludet University will create a digital media interpretive product for LBJ Memorial Grove that can be enjoyed by hearing impaired and non-hearing impaired visitors alike.