The Presidency: A Message to the South

Swinging into the Deep South for a nine-hour trip last week, the President of the U.S. was greeted by none other than Alabama's rebellious Democratic Gover nor George Wallace. Kennedy's visit had been scheduled long before the Birmingham troubles began; there was a speech to make at the goth anniversary celebration of the founding of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Term., and there was also TVA's birthday party at Muscle Shoals, Ala.

Wallace met Kennedy at Muscle Shoals, applauded the President's speech, then hopped into Kennedy's helicopter (with members of Alabama's congressional delegation)...

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