Tagged: Johnson

Linton Kwesi Johnson – In Concert 1979 – Nights At The Roundtable: Mini-Concert Edition

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Linton Kwesi Johson – In concert, 1979 – BBC6 Music A set by Jamaican Poet Linton Kwesi Johnson, recorded in concert from 1979 by the venerable BBC and re-run several years ago. One of the bright lights on the UK literary...

LBJ Addresses The Summer Of Violence – July 27, 1967 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Johnson Address regarding riots – July 27, 1967 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With a country teetering on the edge of burning down. Cities engulfed in flame and violence. Civil disorder spread from coast to coast, it truly was The...

July 22, 1965 – Vietnam: ‘A War That Could Last Ten Years’ – Civil Rights – A Struggle That Could Last Forever.

On this July 22nd in 1965, news was about the escalating War in Vietnam and the escalating violence in Alabama as the Civil Rights struggle contined. In Washington, talks were entering their third day over the future of the Vietnam War. Calls for more troops; up to 200,000, more planes...

Lyndon Johnson Addresses The National Education Association – July 2, 1965

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Johnson Addresses the NEA Convention – July 2, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Before he entered politics, it should be noted Lyndon Johnson was a School Teacher. And even though Schools had changed considerably from when he last pored...

LBJ At The UN – June 25, 1965

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio News – LBJ Addresses United Nations – June 25, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In what is shaping up to being a very busy week in history, June 26th marks the anniversary of the first meeting of the...

LBJ – Voting Rights – March 15, 1965 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Johnson – Address to Congress – Voting Rights Act – March 15, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection With a legacy started by President Kennedy, and beginning with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, President Johnson began his first official...

LBJ Announces Disarmament Talks – January 21, 1964 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – President Johnson announces Disarmament talks in Geneva – January 21, 1964 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection In the midst of Cold War tensions moving out of center stage (it was an election year, after all), and a spirit of negotiations taking...

The Johnson Years – January 12, 1969 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Second Sunday: The Johnson Years – January 12, 1969 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection January in 1969 signified the end of one era and the beginning of another. Lyndon Johnson, declining to run for a second term, had...

When A Hero Drops A Bombshell – November 8, 1991

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – Friday, November 8, 1991 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this November 8th in 1991 had mostly to do with reaction to the shocking disclosure the previous evening that Basketball legend Ervin “Magic” Johnson was...

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July 2, 1964 – Signing The Civil Rights Bill –

Become a Patron! July 2, 1964, President Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964. As part of the legacy of John F. Kennedy, who had proposed the Civil Rights Bill a year earlier, Johnson was committed to making the Act a reality. President Johnson: “We believe that...