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White House press release

Object Number: 2010.042.0001
Category: Documents
Type of Object: Document
Dimensions: 14 x 8 1/2 in. (35.6 x 21.6 cm)
Medium: Paper
Description
Press release transcript distributed by the White House Press Secretary of Lyndon Johnson's first address to Congress as president following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Johnson describes, among other things, his plan to continue Kennedy’s civil rights legislation.

The document consists of 4 pages and is dated November 27, 1963. Heading at top of document reads:

" FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 27, 1963
OFFICE OF THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY
______________________________________________

THE WHITE HOUSE

REMARKS OF THE PRESIDENT
TO A JOINT SESSION OF THE CONGRESS

(AS ACTUALLY DELIVERED) "

This heading is followed by the text of Johnson's actual speech to Congress.
Curator's Notes

This document is a great teaching tool for demonstrating how President Johnson connected his goals with President Kennedy's legacy through his use of the phrase "let us continue." - Sharron Conrad, Curator of Education

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