The Presidency: Health: Normal Range

Immediately after the conspiracy convictions in Alabama, Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach telephoned the news to Lyndon Johnson at his Texas ranch. The President had taken a special interest in the case and had even announced on television the trio's arrest the day after Mrs. Liuzzo died. He warned the Ku Klux Klan then that he would bring it to heel. After talking to Katzenbach, Johnson said: "The whole nation can take heart from the fact that there are those in the South who believe in justice in racial matters and are determined not to stand for acts of violence...

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