The Johnson White House Tapes and Civil Rights
“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.
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.
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Taylor Branch Historian
David C. Carter Associate Professor Auburn University->History Department
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 Presidential Recordings: Lyndon B. Johnson: Mississippi Burning and the Passage of the Civil Rights Act: June 1, 1964-July 4
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