• On this day in 1964, President Johnson had a series of telephone conversations regarding three civil rights workers who were missing in Mississippi.

    Civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney, disappeared in Neshoba County, Mississippi. The three were volunteers traveling to Mississippi to aid in the registration of African American voters as part of the Mississippi Summer Project.

    The FBI recovered their bodies, which had been buried in an earthen dam, 44 days later. The Neshoba County deputy sheriff and 16 others, all Ku Klux Klan members, were indicted for the crime; seven were convicted.

    There are four conversations. In the first, Senator Robert F. Kennedy advised the President to make a statement on the search.

    In the second conversation, Mississippi Senator James Eastland told the President he believed that the civil rights workers had disappeared as part of a publicity stunt.

    In the third conversation, FBI Director, J. Edgar Hoover, told the President that the car belonging to the civil rights workers had been found and was burned.

    In the fourth conversation, President Johnson told Senator James Eastland that the burned car belonging to the civil rights workers had been found.

  • On this day in 1967, the first day of the Glassboro Summit Conference in Glassboro New Jersey, President Johnson met with Aleskei Kosygin, Chairman of the Council of Ministers, Soviet Union. The two world leaders discussed problems in the Middle East, disarmament and nuclear arms control, and Vietnam among other issues.