Posts Tagged ‘Lyndon Johnson’

LBJ Orders Pants

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

An animated version of a phone call president Lyndon Johnson made to order some pants.

In 1964, Lyndon Johnson needed pants, so he called the Haggar clothing company and asked for some. The call was recorded (like all White House calls at the time), and has since become the stuff of legend. Johnson’s anatomically specific directions to Mr. Haggar are some of the most intimate words we’ve ever heard from the mouth of a President. Found at Vimeo from Put This On.

Bridge To Freedom

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

History is made on the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma, Ala. Houston school children retrace the steps of civil rights marchers. Found at YouTube from Lonestar101.

Civil Rights-Era Video Montage

Monday, January 18th, 2010

The description at YouTube from BBCMotionGalleryNYLA: The footage you are about to see is unforgettable, even unimaginable.

Both BBC News and CBS News extensively covered the American Civil Rights movement, from the 1955-1956 Montgomery bus boycott to the student-led sit-ins of the 1960s to the huge March on Washington in 1963. Rare footage includes Freedom Summer, Malcolm X and Black Power, and the death of Martin Luther King, Jr.

With a far-ranging selection of powerful, often wrenching images, our footage captures the danger, drama, and bravery of the civil rights movement. Visit the BBC Motion Gallery for more of this dramatic footage.