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The Poverty Tours (April-May 1964). MP791.

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Published on Jun 28, 2012

President Lyndon B. Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson's Poverty Tour through the Appalachian states in April and May of 1964. MP 791. Public domain.

This film is from the LBJ Library moving picture collection created by the White House Naval Photographic Unit, aka the Navy Films. The films consist of monthly reports on the activities of President and Mrs. Johnson from 1963-1969.

Below is an edited scene list for this film, from the LBJ Library audiovisual archives. We included useful shot descriptions where possible, although most have been cut for length. For more information please contact johnson.library@nara.gov.

Air Force One in flight

Band playing at airport, title up: "The Poverty Tours 1964"; fade to black

LBJ's first Poverty Tour (accompanied by Lady Bird Johnson), 4/24/1964
LBJ visits the Lulu V. Cline School, South Bend, Indiana, 4/24/1964
Fade to crowd by billboard: "Welcome to South Bend President LBJ"

Helicopter Marine-1 takes off

LBJ, Lady Bird Johnson arrival at Greater Pittsburgh Airport, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 4/24/1964

LBJ motorcade through Pittsburgh streets, stopping for LBJ to speak with bullhorn to crowds gathered along the streets.

LBJ speaking at Steelworkers Union Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 4/24/1964

LBJ speaking to children at Roxy Angels School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 4/24/1964

Marine-1 flying to Martin County, Kentucky; LBJ meets with unemployed saw mill worker Tom Fletcher and family, 4/24/1964

LBJ visits Inez, Kentucky, 4/24/1964

LBJ visits Mayo State Vocational School, Paintsville, Kentucky, 4/24/1964

LBJ at podium speaking in Paintsville, Kentucky, 4/24/1964

LBJ meets with seven governors of Appalachian states, speaking at podium, Airport, Huntington, West Virginia, 4/24/1964

LBJ's second Poverty Tour (accompanied by Lynda Johnson), 5/7-8/1964
LBJ, Lynda Johnson arrival at airport and at Fort Hill High School Stadium, Cumberland, Maryland, 5/7/1964

Presidential motorcade; LBJ speaks at City Hall, Cumberland Maryland, 5/7/1964

LBJ at Martinsburg Municipal Airport, West Virginia, 5/7/1964

LBJ at Lockbourne AFB, Ohio, 5/7/1964

LBJ at McGee-Tyson Airport and at University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, 5/7/1964
Dissolve to welcome mat: "Welcome Knoxville Chamber of Commerce"
LBJ, Lynda Johnson debarking Air Force One
Banner: "Zeta Tau Alpha Welcomes Sister Lynda Byrd Johnson", sorority girls waving
LBJ speaks at the Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, Tennessee, 5/7/1964

LBJ at Seymour-Johnson AFB, Goldsboro, North Carolina; visits tenant farmer William Marlowe near Rocky Mount, North Carolina, 5/7/1964

LBJ speaks at Rock Mount Municipal Building, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, 5/7/1964

LBJ speaks at a Breakfast of the Georgia Legislature, Dinkler-Plaza Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia, 5/8/1964

LBJ greeting crowds, movie screens

LBJ arrival at Gainesville Airport and speech at Franklin D. Roosevelt Square, Gainesville, Georgia, 5/8/1964

Lady Bird Johnson's Poverty Tour, 5/21/1964
Arrival at Lexington, Kentucky

Lady Bird Johnson motorcade through Kentucky, stopping to talk with children

Lady Bird Johnson visits home of tobacco farmer Arthur Robertson and family, on Warshoal Branch, Breathitt County, Kentucky, 5/21/1964

Lady Bird Johnson visits Lick Branch School, Breathitt County, Kentucky, 5/21/1964

Lady Bird Johnson dedicates new Breathitt High School Gymnasium, Jackson, Kentucky, 5/21/1964

Lady Bird Johnson visits University of Kentucky Wood Utilization Center

Dissolve to wooden building, sign: "University of Kentucky Wood Utilization Center"

Lady Bird Johnson speaks at Convention of Kentucky Federation of Women's Clubs

Re-cap: LBJ speaking with farmer, townspeople; Lady Bird Johnson with school children; crowds gathered


White House exterior with fountain


Dissolve to White House fountain, White House in background
Dissolve to White House exterior, fountain in foreground


Color still: LBJ signing Economic Opportunity Act, White House, 5/22/1964

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