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President Johnson Meets with Civil Rights Leaders

In this photograph, taken by Cecil Stoughton on June 24, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with leaders from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in the Cabinet Room of the West Wing. In attendance was Roy Wilkins, executive director of the NAACP, and over 30 members of the organization's senior leadership including members of the NAACP Board of Directors and vice presidents. The leaders had gathered in Washington, D.C. for the 55th annual convention of the NAACP, where they sought protection from Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and the federal government for African Americans in Mississippi following the disappearance of civil rights activists James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, who were later confirmed to be murdered.
Cecil Stoughton
Date of Work
June 24, 1964
Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum/NARA