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“We’ll Find Some Central Theme”

 

Photo credit: Yoichi Okamoto

Conversation Details

Responding to a wave of antiwar protests and civil unrest, President Johnson regarded these actions as the work of left-wing agitators. This call with FBI director J. Edgar Hoover highlighted Johnson’s conviction that the recent disturbances in Detroit and Newark were rooted at least as much in anti-American activities as in the pent-up frustrations of marginalized Black communities. 

 

Date:
July 25, 1967
Location:
Mansion
Conversation:
WH6707-01-12005

Conversation Participants