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Reel America: LBJ’s 1964 Acceptance Speech

President Lyndon B. Johnson

President Lyndon B. Johnson

Atlantic City, New Jersey
Sunday, August 24, 2014

Fifty years ago, on August  27, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson accepted his party's nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  He outlined the goals of what he called the "Great Society.” Less than a year earlier, LBJ had been sworn in to office following President Kennedy’s assassination. He went on to win the general election against Republican Senator Barry Goldwater.

NOTE: Due to copyright restrictions, video of  LBJ's speech cannot be viewed at our website.

Updated: Monday, August 25, 2014 at 11:25am (ET)

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