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“They Want Beauty”

 

Photo credit: Walter Reuther

Conversation Details

During a conversation with United Automobile Workers president Walter P. Reuther, President Johnson discussed a yearning among Americans for a more beautiful country and a more meaningful life. Nine months later, thanks in large part to the lobbying efforts of Lady Bird Johnson, Congress passed the Highway Beautification Act, an important step toward realizing the goals outlined in this call. 

 

Date:
February 5, 1965
Location:
Mansion
Conversation:
WH6502-01-6802

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