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“We Got Three Kids Missing”

 

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Conversation Details

When news broke of the disappearance of three civil rights workers in Mississippi, President Johnson called Sen. James O. “Jim” Eastland [D–Mississippi], the powerful chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. As an arch-segregationist, Eastland dismissed the disappearance as a “publicity stunt” and assured Johnson there was “nobody in that area to harm them.”

 

Date:
June 23, 1964
Location:
Oval Office
Conversation:
WH6406-14-3836

Conversation Participants