Episode 9 - The Other N Word

On August 18, 1967, President Johnson placed a phone call to Baltimore Mayor Theodore McKeldin asking him to come and help out in the Federal government in Washington. During the call, he also asked the Mayor to help him find a "young, able, negro" to take a place in the government as well.

This short phone call highlights some of the country's thoughts about race at the time and also shows firsthand, the "Johnson Technique" that LBJ would use to grind down his opponents. 

For the first time, I'm joined by special guest Harmon Leon, a comedian here in town for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival performing, appropriately enough "Harmon Leon's Big Fat Racist Show." 

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