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“That’s What the Democratic Party’s For”

 

Photo credit: Photo credit: Herbert Randall, Freedom Summer Photographs, University of Southern Mississippi

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During the 1964 Democratic National Convention, President Johnson was so despondent over the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party struggle that he told several confidants that he planned to withdraw from the race. Shortly after deciding against withdrawal, he recounted the history and purpose of the Democratic Party to vice presidential nominee Hubert H. Humphrey Jr. and United Automobile Workers president Walter P. Reuther.

 

Date:
August 25, 1964
Location:
Mansion
Conversation:
WH6408-36-5181

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