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May 22, 1964 - LBJ Remarks at The University of Michigan ("Great Society Speech").


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Running Time = 5:40

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Link to Daily Diary for May 22, 1964



January 12, 1965
- LBJ Remarks on "The Education Message to Congress".


AUDIO: WHCA 243
Running Time = 5:03

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April 11, 1965 - LBJ signed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the first general aid-to-education program ever adopted by Congress, in Stonewall, Texas.

link to audio file WHCA285
AUDIO: WHCA 285
Running Time = 6:48

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Link to Daily Diary April 11, 1965

Douglass Cater (Special Assistant to the President) Oral History Interview I, has discussion of ESEA and the issues of religion, race, and the government formula for the distribution of funds. Page 7 is the start of the discussion of LBJ's attitude toward education.

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November 8, 1965 - Higher Education Act (PL 89-329) signed at Southwest Texas State College, San Marcos, Texas. For the first time in U.S. history Congress approved federal scholarships for undergraduates students. It included insurance on student loans that had been proposed by LBJ while he was a Congressman and subsequently requested by President Kennedy in 1963.


AUDIO: WHCA 370
Running Time = 23:46

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