Nation: Lady Bird

About a week after the assassination, Lady Bird Johnson dictated her recollections on a tiny tape recorder—"primarily as a form of therapy to help me over the shock and horror of the experience." A transcript was sent to the Warren Commission.

After the shots, the Johnsons' car "accelerated terrifically fast—faster and faster. Then suddenly they put on the brakes so hard that I wondered if they were going to make it as we wheeled left and went around the corner. We pulled up to a building. I looked up and saw it said 'Hospital.' Only then did I believe that this might...

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