Tragedy and Triumph: The Summer of 1964

Sherwin Markman, former Special Assistant to President Johnson, delivered this sermon at Unitarian Universalist Church in Chestertown, Maryland, on May 18, 2014. [Photo taken in the Cabinet Room on October 12, 1967, by Frank Wolfe]

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Seeing Is Believing - The Enduring Legacy of Lyndon Johnson

In his keynote address at the Centennial Celebration for President Lyndon Johnson on May 18, 2008, Joseph A. Califano, Jr. recalls the true spirit, determination and drive of LBJ to serve the American people. 

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The LBJ the Nation Seldom Saw

LBJ was a “bigger than life” President. To thousands of people who came under LBJ’s spell—the people he sought to convert or inspire or thank—he was a giant. Robert Hardesty explains what it was like being an aide and speechwriter for President Johnson, detailing what it was like being summoned to the Oval Office, being introduced to LBJ, and experiencing firsthand the famous “Johnson treatment.”

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