President Johnson Compares the War on Poverty to the Abolition of Slavery

In this brief excerpt from a call the day after his victory in the 1964 presidential election, Lyndon Johnson outlines his agenda to Pennsylvania Senator Joseph S. Clark. In a moment of particularly sweeping ambition, the president compares his poverty program to the abolition of slavery.

Date: 
Nov 05, 1964
Participants: 
Lyndon Johnson, Joseph S. Clark
Conversation Number: 
WH6411.07-6216