• Short Summary

    Lady Bird Johnson, the First Lady of the United States, set off on a tour of the American South on Tuesday (6 October) aboard a special campaign train, dubbed "The Lady Bird Special".

  • Description

    Lady Bird Johnson, the First Lady of the United States, set off on a tour of the American South on Tuesday (6 October) aboard a special campaign train, dubbed "The Lady Bird Special". She will travel through parts of Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Louisiana, ending her trip Friday (9 October) in New Orleans. The president will rendezvous with her in North Carolina and in New Orleans.

    The President accompanied the First Lady from Washington to her first stop, in Alexandria, Virginia. He stood by while Mrs. Johnson made her first campaign speech of the trip, a slowly and precisely delivered statement expressing her own and her husband's feeling for the Souty. Both are southerners. She said she hoped to see some of her relatives during the trip, and said the region was "to the president and his wife, a respected and valued part of the country." There was considerable applause.

    The trip is viewed as a major effort by the Democratic Party to woo Southern voter. Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater is reported to have gained considerable support in the normally Democratic region because of his reported opposition to federal action to guarantee Negro civil rights.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAPSU7AEPE5BR917OOAL0BK78
    Media URN:
    VLVAAPSU7AEPE5BR917OOAL0BK78
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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