Ike: The Civil Rights Years


The New York Times‘ lifting the money veil from it’s op-ed page has already paid off for HISTORY!

Tuesday’s letters include an update on President Dwight Eisenhower, who quietly, in private, to friends, allowed as how he may have had some reservations about Barry Goldwater opposing the Civil Rights Act.


That’ll sink the story of him sympathising with Southern racists at a post Brown vs. Board of Education dinner with Earl Warren:

“All they are concerned about is to see that their sweet little girls are not required to sit in school alongside some big overgrown Negroes.”

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