Miller Center

Zephyr Wright

Speaker: Zephyr Wright
Date: December 5, 1974

Discusses working as a chef for Lady Bird Johnson in Washington, experiencing discrimination, Johnson's comments on civil rights, Thurgood Marshall, Robert Weaver, the Johnsons' attitude toward race and Martin Luther King, the subject of Selma in Alabama, Johnson's personality and relationship with his employees, delivering others' messages to Johnson, Johnson's relationship with Sam Rayburn and Franklin D. Roosevelt, Senators Russell and Alwin Wirtz, Johnson's pastimes and day-to-day lifestyle, Lady Bird Johnson, and offers anecdotes relating to preparing meals for the Johnsons.