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“He Is Absolutely Treacherous”

 

Photo credit: Yoichi Okamoto

Conversation Details

Less than two weeks after the events of Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama, President Johnson spoke with former Tennessee governor E. Buford Ellington, who served as Johnson’s liaison with Alabama governor George C. Wallace Jr. Wallace had just escalated his confrontation with the federal government in public remarks that diverged from his private comments to the President made only hours earlier, prompting Johnson to describe Wallace as “absolutely treacherous.”

 

Date:
March 18, 1965
Topic:
Selma
Location:
Oval Office
Conversation:
WH6503-10-7124

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