The Johnson White House Tapes and Civil Rights

A panel discussion was held at the release of annotated transcripts of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s White House tapes of June 1 -… read more

A panel discussion was held at the release of annotated transcripts of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s White House tapes of June 1 - July 4, 1964. In those 34 days he was occupied by America’s role in Vietnam, Senate passage of the Civil Rights Act, and an unfolding crisis with the disappearance of three Civil Rights workers in Mississippi. Segments of the tapes were played. Topics included the difficulties of the process of transcribing audio tapes and the insights into policy making, politics, and personalities that have been gained from the recordings. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.

“LBJ Tapes: Mississippi Burning & Passage of the Civil Rights Act” was a program at the National Archives in partnership with the University of Virginia’s Miller Center. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • David G. Coleman Director Miller Center of Public Affairs->Presidential Recordings Program
  • Kent B. Germany Associate Professor University of South Carolina->History and African-American Studies
  • Guian A. McKee Associate Professor University of Virginia->Batten (Frank) School of Leadership and Public Policy
  • Nancy Kegan Smith Director National Archives and Records Administration->Presidential Materials Staff
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The Johnson White House Tapes and Civil Rights

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300093-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 10, 2011
Last Aired:
Jul 17, 2011

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  • Jul 10, 2011 | 8:32am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 10, 2011 | 7:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 10, 2011 | 10:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 16, 2011 | 3:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 17, 2011 | 2:31am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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