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  • Contributor > O'Brien, Lawrence F. (Lawrence Francis), 1917-1990 (remove)

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  • discharge motion; the public accommodations provision of the bill; the effect of violent civil-rights related events on the likelihood of enacting legislation; JFK's regard for Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) and the FBI's effort to destroy MLK's reputation; J
  • to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s anti-Vietnam movement; LBJ's dedication to civil rights; LBJ's request that O'Brien go to South Vietnam to organize their election; Birch Bayh's opposition to Rutherford Poats' nomination as deputy administrator of the Agency
  • policy had to do with the failure to bite the bullet. You were trying to achieve an objective without the commitment. G: Martin Luther King became more active in opposition to the war. O: That certainly was a contributing factor to the escalation
  • , memo from O'Brien to LBJ regarding the Democratic National Committee's efforts and COPE's voter registration program; Louis Martin distributing funds to a get-out-the-vote program aimed at minorities and secrecy surrounding this project; Louis Martin's
  • . G: Were you involved in any of the activities in the wake of Martin Luther King's assassination? O: No. G: Where were you at the time you learned the news? O: I had to be in Washington. That was April 4. That was prior to my resignation
  • : Well, how did this--? O: Weaver was a darn good candidate if you were considering recognizing the black community at this level. He was not a civil rights leader as such. He was, as I recall, an academician. He was not one of Martin Luther King's
  • and Cesar Chavez's support for RFK; McCarthy's young supporters; RFK as attorney general and surveillance of Martin Luther King, Jr.; RFK's personality; RFK's response to McCarthy's criticisms; public interest in, and perception of, the Kennedys
  • http://www.lbjlibrary.org ORAL HISTORY TRANSCRIPT Lyndon B. Johnson Library Oral Histories [NAID 24617781] More on LBJ Library oral histories: http://discoverlbj.org/exhibits/show/loh/oh O'Brien -- Interview XXIII -- 8 Luther King, the connection
  • and that he didn't want, as the minority leader, to take a defeat. You had the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, which had an impact on this legislation, obviously. The key was to persuade the House to accept the Senate version, as it was tenuous
  • Watson in. And then for good solid reasons, I went on to Dick Murphy and Jim Reynolds; in the women's activities, Orville Freeman's wife [Jane]; and the senior citizens' registration, get out the vote, minority groups, Louie Martin; polling coordinator
  • LEGISLATIVE STRATEGY ON MEDICARE BILL; RIBICOFF AMENDMENT, KING-ANDERSON BILL, POSSIBLE COMPROMISE IN CONFERENCE; RULES COMMITTEE FAILURE TO VOTE ON APPALACHIA BILL; DIRKSEN LEGISLATIVE REAPPORTIONMENT RIDER TO FOREIGN AID BILL; WILLIAM TUCK