Don’t miss the chance to ‘meet’ with other members at our virtual general meeting using Zoom.
Once again, Peter Atkinson, one of our regular speakers, has kindly prepared a presentation titled Intersecting Lives: John F Kennedy and Lyndon B Johnson as a video which will be shown at the Zoom meeting details of which have been sent to members by email.
Intersecting Lives: John F Kennedy & Lyndon B Johnson
The presentation will look at the lives, personalities and careers of the two men and at the difficult relationship between them. They had very different
backgrounds, the privileged New Englander and the humbler Texas farm boy, and each had significant strengths and flaws.
There will, of course, be an emphasis on the 1960s, the decade of their
presidencies, when the principal issues were the cold war, civil rights, Vietnam, and the assassination and its aftermath. It is a story of two fascinating individuals living through interesting and challenging times.