On this day in 1965, President Johnson had a telephone conversation with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Hoover updated LBJ on the progress of the investigation of the murder of Viola Liuzzo and the possible arrest of suspects; they spoke of a call from Anthony Liuzzo to LBJ and FBI informants in the KKK; and Hoover discussed the FBI investigation into the murder of three civil rights workers in Mississippi in 1964.
On this day in 1968, President Johnson said solutions to racial problems should begin in the South. He spoke to the Christian Citizenship Seminar of Southern Baptist Leaders in the Rose Garden of the White House, saying that there is no Southern problem and no Northern problem, but only an American problem.
"But because so much of that American problem began in the region which you and I call home, I would like to see the solutions begin there, too."