American Forum - Lyndon B. Johnson’s Presidential Tapes 1964
March 16, 2011
11:00AM - 12:00PM (EDT)
Virginia Festival of the Book Event: The Miller Center’s KENT GERMANY and GUIAN MCKEE, editors of the newest volumes in the Miller Center's acclaimed LBJ tapes series, will discuss their latest research and play fascinating audio segments from the Johnson tapes. Hear LBJ as he convinces and cajoles members of Congress to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as well as deal with the fallout from the murder of three civil-rights workers in the Mississippi Burning episode. Publishers Weekly says, "This is a significant record of American history in the making, and for anyone fascinated by LBJ or the inner working of the White House, this is an invaluable record."