Pres. Lyndon Johnson and Martin Luther King Jr.

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. meets with Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson in the Oval Office of the White House on December 3, 1963, about two weeks after taking office following the assassination of John F. Kennedy. King would meet with and telephone Johnson often in the cause of civil rights and help persuade Johnson to sign the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

Courtesy of the LBJ Presidential Library