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Chautauqua Workshop @ 2 p.m. @ the Museum of the Western Prairie

May 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Dr. Leslie Goddard – The Lady Bird Special

In October 1964, the Lady Bird Special train pulled away from Washington D.C. Over the next four days, the train carried First Lady Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson on a whistle-stop tour of eight Southern states to garner support for Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidential campaign in the face of fierce opposition to his civil right reforms. In this lecture, we’ll explore the story of the Lady Bird Special and how Lady Bird used the historic trip to appeal to the minds and hearts of her fellow Southerners while confronting the racism that still prevailed in the region she called home.


May 31
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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