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“Likely That None of Them Were Burned”


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While President Johnson called the parents of two White civil rights workers missing in Mississippi, the White House struggled to find a telephone number for the family of the third missing man, a Black civil rights activist named James Chaney. White House aide Lee C. White consulted newspaper reports and the AT&T operator in an attempt to reach the Chaneys. 


June 23, 1964
Freedom Summer
Oval Office
WH6406-16-3882; WH6406-16-3884; WH6406-16-3887

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