The photos show a kind of kinship.  Luci Baines Johnson, daughter of the 36th President of the United States, in close conversation with Martin Luther King, III.

The occasion, the annual dinner of Holocaust Museum Houston and the presentation of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award. 

King was accepting the award in honor of his father’s moral courage in advancing civil rights.

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LBJ’s moral courage dates before his historic signing of the Civil Rights Act in America.

It’s not generally well-known that, while serving as a young congressman in 1938 and ’39, he arranged for visas to be supplied to Jews in Warsaw, saving dozens of lives from the Nazi killing machine.

But it is honored each year in Houston, with this award in his name.

Photos by Shara Fryer.