Tag Archives: Lyndon B. Johnson

Tennesseans Respond: Civil Rights Act of 1964

Written by Sarah Calise, Archivist The Civil Rights Act of 1964, signed into law by President Johnson on July 2, prohibited the discrimination in public places, integrated public facilities, and made employment discrimination illegal. It was the most powerful piece … Continue reading

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How Gore and LBJ Won the War for Medicare

Written by Sarah Calise, Archivist In my previous post, “Gore: Patients, Not Politics,” I outlined how Representative Albert Gore supported President Harry Truman’s five point proposal for a national health insurance program. Although their efforts failed, Gore continued the fight … Continue reading

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Tennesseans Respond: The Revolts of 1967

WARNING: Some of the archival documents featured in this post contain racist language and beliefs. Written by Sarah Calise, Archivist This week marks 50 years since the black community in Detroit protested police brutality, segregated housing and schools, and rising … Continue reading

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Original Correspondence Highlights Important Political Events

Written by Kayla Utendorf, Graduate Assistant I’ve been spending much of my time lately working on processing a recent accretion from Jim Free to his political papers.  Most of this new material is related to Free’s work on Albert Gore … Continue reading

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