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“This Country’s in Trouble”

 

Photo credit: Frank Wolfe

Conversation Details

President Johnson reached out to New York City mayor John V. Lindsay, a liberal Republican and a rising star in his party, to join what would become the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, more popularly called the Kerner Commission after its chair, Illinois governor Otto J. Kerner Jr. The commission, with Lindsay as its vice chair, would release its report in February 1968. 

 

Date:
July 27, 1967
Location:
Mansion
Conversation:
WH6707-01-12009

Conversation Participants