The Relationship Between Martin Luther King, Jr., and Lyndon B. Johnson

A discussion was held exploring the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.'s private conversations and public communications, highlighting the… read more

A discussion was held exploring the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.'s private conversations and public communications, highlighting the relationship he had with President Lyndon B. Johnson. Professor Germany, who edited the civil-rights volume of a new digital edition of Johnson White House tapes, played private telephone calls between the two men and other recordings of King. Ms. Rubin talked about “The King Legacy” program at Beacon Press to publish King’s own words. She also talked about how King’s spiritual beliefs and moral vision informed his actions and writings concerning civil rights, the Vietnam War, non-violent tactics, and social justice. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. 

The Miller Center of Public Affairs held the program, “King: In His Own Words,” on January 19, 2011, as part of the University of Virginia’s week-long commemoration of King’s life and legacy. close

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  • Baliles, Gerald L. Director and CEO University of Virginia->Miller Center of Public Affairs
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The Relationship Between Martin Luther King, Jr., and Lyndon B. Johnson

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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May 14, 2011
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May 16, 2011

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  • May 14, 2011 | 1:42pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 15, 2011 | 6:41am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 16, 2011 | 2:37am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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