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White, Memo to President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1965

Lee White, advisor to both President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon B. Johnson, writes President Johnson to warn him of the growing resentment developing in New York City’s Puerto Rican communities. In a letter dated April 8, 1965, White, responsible for coordinating civil rights policy for the White House, advises Johnson to meet with New York’s Puerto Rican leaders to discuss proposed voter registration legislation. Johnson declines.

Courtesy of the LBJ Presidential Library.