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  • 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
  • How Tucker met LBJ; LBJ’s reputation in regard to civil rights; LBJ’s work as a Vice-President; Tucker’s involvement in the civil rights movement; Martin Luther King; the 1963 March on Washington; LBJ’s interest in civil rights early in his
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
  • in most of that activity. I was a I was heavily Close to Dr. Martin Luther King --closely associated with all the national civil rights leaders. B: What was your opinion of the Justice Department's, and the Kennedy Administration generally, handling
  • 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
  • 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
  • . Martin Luther King; Henry, Moses; Humphrey’s interest in the 1968 Presidency; LBJ’s decision on whether or not to run for re-election in 1968.
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
  • Humphrey and Reuther were talking to Martin Luther King and the Freedom people. Reuther told me what the offer was. That's how I learned what the offer was going to be when Fritz Mondale reported to the Committee. Walter told me what it was. and I
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
  • some cooling effect on city problems. G: Earlier in this interview I asked you about the impact of the Vietnam War, particularly in terms of OEO expenditures and the budget. In April of 1967 Martin Luther King in a speech--critical speech in terms