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Hubert Humphrey at LSU

Brooks Read Collection

Details

Collection:LSA

Genre: News conference

Place Covered: Louisiana General, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Department of State

Date Issued: Circa 1965

Duration: 00:13:46

Subjects: Office of Economic Opportunity | Jonesboro, Jackson Parish, Louisiana | Civil Rights Act of 1964 | Bogalusa Civil Rights March, 1967 | Humphrey, Hubert Horatio Jr., 1911- 1978 | Brown, Muriel Fay Buck Humphrey, 1912- 1998 | McKeithen, John J. (John Julian), 1918-1999 | McKeithen, Marjorie Howell Funderburk "Margie," 1942- 1999 | Communism | Civil rights demonstrations | Civil Rights Movement | Shriver, Robert Sargent "Sarge" Jr., 1915- 2011 | Bogalusa, Washington Parish, Louisiana | Farmer–Labor Party | Parks, Rosa Louise McCauley, 1913- 2005 | Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Contributors:

  • Humphrey, Hubert Speaker
  • Humphrey, Muriel Speaker
  • Read, Brooks Photographer

Description

Press Conference with Hubert Humphrey. He is joined by Muriel Buck Humphrey, John McKeithen and Marjorie Howell Funderburk McKeithen. Mrs. Humphrey announces the birth of a new grandchild. Hubert Humphrey answers questions regarding the Bogalusa Civil Rights March, the benefits of demonstrations, communist infiltration in the civil rights movement, outside agitators, and the ability of Louisiana officials to work with the federal government and Sargent Shriver in the Office of Economic Opportunity. Vice President Humphrey praises John McKeithen's handling of the Bogalusa confrontations, particularly attending the school boycott. He mentions labor problems in Minneapolis, and that the nation wouldn't have a civil rights bill without Rosa Parks. He states that in the long run demonstrations help, though some get out of hand. He believes that the civil rights movement is not in the hands of the communists, though it's up to the leaders to assure this. He mentions the Farmer-Labor Party, and his efforts to remove communists from the movement. He states that outside agitation will happen in any movement, and that it's up to local leadership to handle this. He mentions McKeithen's handling of Jonesboro and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He states that he believes that the governor will work out problems with the Office of Economic Opportunity.