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“Find Some of the Top People”

 

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Seeking to appoint more Black Americans to federal positions, President Johnson spoke with NAACP national director Roy O. Wilkins about obstacles to their further employment abroad. In this case, Johnson wanted to appoint Carl T. Rowan, the current U.S. ambassador to Finland, to succeed legendary journalist Edward R. Murrow as the director of the United States Information Agency.

 

Date:
January 16, 1964
Topic:
Appointments
Location:
Oval Office
Conversation:
WH6401-15-1383-1384

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