Immigration and Nationality Act Media Kit

Telephone Conversation

President John F. Kennedy, whose Irish ancestors had faced prejudice, wanted immigration reform. As president, Johnson turned to Kennedy's brother, Ted, to help steer the bill through Congress. In a telephone conversation on March 8, 1965, the two men talked about strengthening their working relationship and to dispel rumors about a strain between Johnson and Kennedy supporters.

[LBJ Library telephone conversation]

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