1964 Democratic National Convention
The 1964 National Convention of the Democratic Party of the
United Statestook place at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, August 24- 27, 1964. It resulted in the nomination of the incumbent Lyndon B. Johnson(who had been vice president under John F. Kennedy) of Texasfor President and Senator Hubert Humphrey of Minnesotafor Vice President.
The convention took place less than a year after Kennedy's assassination. In honor of Kennedy,
Robert Kennedywas to introduce a short film in his late brother's memory. Kennedy received 22 minutes of uninterrupted applause, causing him to break into tears before delivering his speech.
This was where civil rights heroine
Fannie Lou Hamergave her famous "I'm sick and tired" speech, and the epic fight over seating the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Partyas the official delegation took place, an event that had repercussions that are still felt almost half a century later.
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