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July 21st, 1964

On this day in 1964, President Johnson had a telephone conversation with Robert F. Kennedy. The two men discussed the possible need for federal protection for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at his upcoming speech in Greenwood, Mississippi. They also talked about relations between FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and Kennedy, riots in New York City, and comparisons between the riots in New York and the situation in the South. President Johnson read a proposed statement on the riots.

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July 21st, 1964

On this day in 1964, President Johnson had a telephone conversation with Richard Daley, Mayor of Chicago. They talked about Robert F. Kennedy, the Vice Presidential nomination, campaign strategy, a recent poll on Barry Goldwater, and the Democratic convention and its platform.

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July 21st, 1965

On this day in 1965, President Johnson held two meetings with Foreign Policy Advisors on Vietnam about the deployment of U.S. troops to Vietnam.

July 21st, 1966

On this day in 1966, President Johnson met with Prime Minister Forbes Burnham of Guyana at the White House.