Podcast: Robert J. Brown on President Nixon and Civil Rights

Podcast: Robert J. Brown on President Nixon and Civil Rights

President Nixon with Robert J. Brown, and his late wife Sallie Brown at the White House. (Collection of Robert J. …read more

A Concerned Citizen’s Change of Heart

A Concerned Citizen’s Change of Heart

A letter written by a concerned citizen offers an insight into the public reaction to school desegregation as it was …read more

Reagan Echoes Nixon’s Anti-Busing Position

Reagan Echoes Nixon’s Anti-Busing Position

Throughout his administration years of 1969-74 President Richard Nixon time and again voiced his opposition to the compulsory busing of …read more

Insights from the Oval Office: Taking the Helm on Desegregation

Insights from the Oval Office: Taking the Helm on Desegregation

A document directed to the Staff Secretary from Bryce Harlow outlines the details of a meeting held in the Oval …read more

The Push for Anti-Busing Legislation

The Push for Anti-Busing Legislation

During a press conference on April 29, 1971, a reporter asked President Nixon if he approved of “the mandatory use …read more

The Challenge of Peaceful Desegregation

The Challenge of Peaceful Desegregation

  An excerpt from a 1969 statement by both Robert H. Finch, Secretary of the Department of Health Education and Welfare, …read more

Nixon, The Supreme Court, and Busing

Nixon, The Supreme Court, and Busing

The two terms of President Nixon’s administration faced a myriad of issues related to Civil Rights. One among these, which …read more