President Lyndon Johnson visits with the Marlow family of Rocky Mount as part of his poverty tour in 1964. Also in the group are U.S. Rep. Harold Cooley and Agriculture Secretary Orville Freeman, upper left, and Gov. Terry Sanford and Lynda Bird Johnson. A Marine helicopter can be seen in the background.
President Lyndon Johnson visits with the Marlow family of Rocky Mount as part of his poverty tour in 1964. Also in the group are U.S. Rep. Harold Cooley and Agriculture Secretary Orville Freeman, upper left, and Gov. Terry Sanford and Lynda Bird Johnson. A Marine helicopter can be seen in the background. 1964 N&O FILE PHOTO
President Lyndon Johnson visits with the Marlow family of Rocky Mount as part of his poverty tour in 1964. Also in the group are U.S. Rep. Harold Cooley and Agriculture Secretary Orville Freeman, upper left, and Gov. Terry Sanford and Lynda Bird Johnson. A Marine helicopter can be seen in the background. 1964 N&O FILE PHOTO

Poverty tour brought LBJ to NC

May 02, 2014 8:18 AM

Past Times

About Past Times

History fascinates us. We love to linger over old photographs or accounts of years long gone. Discovering our own personal histories can become an enjoyable pastime. This blog will provide some looks into that past. We'll look at NC history in general, and Triangle history in particular. We'll also try to give you the tips and tools (and connections) for looking at your own history.