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  • LBJ THANKS KING FOR HIS RECENT STATEMENT; MLK EXPRESSES SUPPORT FOR LBJ; LBJ DISCUSSES HEAVY BURDENS HE FACES, SAYS HE WILL ASK CONGRESS TO PASS TAX AND CIVIL RIGHTS BILLS; MLK SAYS BILLS SHOULD BE PASSED AS TRIBUTE TO JFK
  • Telephone conversation # 56, sound recording, LBJ and MARTIN LUTHER KING, 11/25/1963, 9:20PM
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
  • MARTIN LUTHER KING
  • ALLEN THANKS LBJ FOR HIS STATEMENT UPON DEATH OF MLK, REPORTS ON SITUATION IN ATLANTA; LBJ'S CALL TO CORETTA SCOTT KING; RIOTING IN WASHINGTON, DC; POSTPONEMENT OF LBJ'S TRIP TO HONOLULU; LBJ'S 3/31/68 SPEECH; LADY BIRD JOHNSON THANKS ALLEN FOR HIS
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
  • the JFK assassination; Civil Rights Bill of 1964; campaigning for LBJ in 1964; organization of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; introducing Martin Luther King, Jr. to the concept of non-violence; a King-Powell episode regarding Rustin
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
  • , which angered a number of the ministers. Powell was close to the minister in Chicago, who headed the National Baptist Convention, a man who was so absolutely ignorant that when they named South Parkway Martin Luther King Drive, his church was on South
  • in their meetings with LBJ and Hubert Humphrey; tiger cubs at Atlanta zoo named for President Johnson and Lady Bird; relations with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and Mrs. King; MLK's assassination and resulting racial problems in Atlanta; concerns and involvement
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
  • -- I -- 15 his father, of course, was older than I am. And my number one supporter in the Negro community, and I might say one of my number one supporters in Atlanta when I originally ran, was Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr. So I've had a very close
  • with Mexican-American workers and braceros; exploitation of Mexican-Americans; Cesar Chavez; Memphis sanitation strike in 1968 and eventual wage increase resolution; Martin Luther King’s assassination; problems with communications workers, the International
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
  • publicity because it had drawn the support and attention of Dr. Martin Luther King and his associate, Dr. [Ralph] Abernathy. It had ceased to be strictly a labor dispute, but emerged as a matter of the dignity of minority people in Memphis. i~volved
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
  • . It was on to avoid misconstruction of the visit-- purely social. F: You ,,,ere around, of course, and you didn't have much time to savor the reaction from the March 31 speech when Martin Luther King was shot down in Hemphis. h'hat uas your role i::l. th,," midst
  • His political background; campaigning with LBJ in IL in 1964; Martin Luther King’s assassination and subsequent activities in Chicago; Shapiro’s involvement with the 1968 Chicago convention; the National Guard at the 1968 Chicago convention
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
  • resigned yet, at that time, as I recall. F: Yes. S: As a matter of fact, he was in Florida making a speech there, a dedication speech, when this broke here in Chicago the day that Martin Luther King was killed. I, of course, conferred with Otto Kerner
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
  • . King and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference were doing? Y: I don't recall a great deal of discussion on specifics. I do know that we discussed the possibility of certain methods resulting in a counter kind of reaction, and I can remember
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
  • will have the opportunity to review the transcript . To take up where we left off, there were other urban disorders in the aftermath of Martin Luther King's assassination, here in Washington and in Chicago . C: Did you get directly involved in any
  • & speeches; LBJ works hard with little rest; Johnsons to Democratic fundraiser that night; Lynda Robb relays news that Martin Luther King has been shot & died; LBJ calls Coretta Scott King & makes televised speech; evening plans cancelled & Hawaii trip
  • ci and I. Lyndon w a s in h is o ffic e - I knew a sta tem en t w as being p rep a red . He gave it on TV from the W hite H ouse -" A m erica i s shocked and sadden ed r b y the b ru tal sla y in g tonight of D r. M artin Luther King. I a s k e v
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
  • the President's speech because of the mechanics of getting the call through. Somebody had to tell him what it was all about. G: Now shortly after that, Martin Luther King was assassinated, a period of three or four days. R: Yes. G: Well, I guess even before
  • ; LBJ’s efforts in Vietnam; Martin Luther King’s assassination; working on the Commission for Federal-State Relations; LBJ inheriting JFK’s staff; being offered a federal appointment; LBJ deciding not to run in 1968; LBJ’s relationship with Robert Kennedy
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
  • friendly relationship with Dr. King's father. I knew Dr. King personally, but I didn't have any great intimate relationship there. I was in the President's office the night that Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated. I was sitting there with him
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
  • Luther King's assassination? M: No, we certainly did not anticipate that. We anticipated problems because the Poor People's Campaign had been announced, but that wasn't scheduled for another several weeks. What happened after the Dr. King killing
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
  • Luther King? Were you involved in that from the beginning, that is, from the moment of the assassination, the investigation and so on? V: Yes, there were two divisions here that were involved really. Division and the Civil Rights Division
  • , as I called him. G: What did they talk about when they were together? N: State of the nation. State of the economy. Ed Weisl always used to be like a--well, we called him Eddie the Wise because he was like a patriarch adviser to the kings
  • /loh/oh Alexander -- III -- 7 F: I remember the Nat King Cole fiasco. A: I don't think his show lasted six months--again, with someone as prominent as he was. F: One of the cliches is that entertainment and sports are a road to o p p o r t u n
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
  • who in the twenties said that he would keep the British out of Lake Michigan if he were elected, and everybody applauded greatly over that . The night before election he went further and said that, "If King George tries to get into Chicago, I'll
  • Lady Bird slept little; Lady Bird has coffee with LBJ; they decide Crossing the Trails of Texas trip should continue; Lady Bird alters speeches to include statement about Martin Luther King; to Dulles airport; Washington & foreign correspondents
  • ie t s e r io u s v o ic e s a id ” We t r a v e l ( MEMORANDUM TH E W H IT E HOUSE : ( F r i d a y , A p r il 5, 1968 . WASHINOTON Page 2 w ith a h e a v y h e a r t to d a y , b e c a u s e of th e tra g e d y of D r, King*s d e a th . E v
  • ] More on LBJ Library oral histories: http://discoverlbj.org/exhibits/show/loh/oh MILLER -- I -- 3 OM: There was a vacancy in Congress at that time and Dick Kleberg of the Kleberg and King Ranch Families in South Texas ran for Congress. Now in those
  • Lady Bird talks to LBJ at Camp David; Lady Bird & foreign press board buses for Goliad; view flowers & cattle; funeral service for Martin Luther King; ceremony at restored Presidio La Bahia; speeches by Stewart Udall & Lady Bird; migrant children
  • occasions and ask directly what their thoughts were. King was a more formal one. His relationship with Martin I don't think there was any love lost, unfortunately, and I think that was a sad thing from all points of view. F: Did you get the feeling--I
  • arborough ca m e up to g r e e t m e . H e had c a n c e lle d out a fter the a s s a s s in a tio n of M artin Luther King and I did not e x p e c t to s e e h im . I m an aged to be m o r e c o rd ia l than I had been at our la s t m eetin g ■^ . '-i
  • Johnson, but I knew of Rayburn. shocked at Johnson. We were None of us believed it when Johnson's name surfaced early as a possible vice-presidential candidate--those of us who covered Washington and knew Johnson as a very proud man--he was king
  • of in context as it affected the Middle East crisis--the continuing Middle East crisis. K: The issue with Libya as long as King Idris was in charge was much more our holding onto Wheelus [Air Force] Base and protecting our oil and gas, which were growing
  • in 1964. F: Kind of like waiting for the King of Sweden to pass on. M: Well, yes. I was heavily involved with defense spending, all the missiles programs and so forth, and I enjoyed my work tremendously as the head man of this committee handling all
  • on the Government Operations Committee with Frank Ikard from Texas, he was senior to me, and with six other members of Congress-­ F: I must say, Jack, you have a facility, though, for getting put on I committees kind of like being Crown Prince to the King