- Using evidence from the memo, how did President Johnson's administration view the protests? Use evidence from the source. Consider the statement in point 2 regarding a plea for restraint related to the protests. Why did the Johnson administration want to minimize protests if goals were not being met? What actions was the government willing to take to support access to voting rights, according to the memo?
- Did this memo show the need for continued protests? Support your answer using evidence from the source.
- Listen to the Stories from Selma, which were recorded 50 years after the march, and compare it to this document. How did the meeting notes compare to what actually happened in Selma?
White, Lee, "Memo from Lee White to President Johnson," 4 March 1965. Courtesy of National Archives