On October 6th, Lady Bird Johnson left Union Station in Washington D.C. to begin the Whistle Stop campaign through the South. At the station in Alexandria, President Johnson remarked, “Alexandria has been chosen as the first stop for one of the greatest campaigners in America, and I am very proud to announce that I am her husband.”
In the wake of the Civil Rights Act, the Johnsons turned their attention to the upcoming election. While President Johnson was key to helping the Democratic ticket carry the South in the 1960 election, many Southerners were angry on the eve of the 1964 election about the recent passage of the Civil Rights Act.
Exhibit created by Alexis Percle
This exhibit is a collaboration between the Archives and Museum departments of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library.