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Conversation: 021-047

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Start Date: Monday, March 13, 1972 1:05 AM

End Date: Monday, March 13, 1972 1:35 AM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Ehrlichman, John D.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 01:28:25

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 01:58:13

021-047.mp3

NARA Description:

On March 12, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and John D. Ehrlichman talked on the telephone from 8:05 pm to 8:35 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 021-047 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 21-47

Date: March 12, 1972
Time: 8:05 pm - 8:35 pm
Location: White House Telephone

John D. Ehrlichman talked with the President.

[See Conversation No. 322-48]

     Busing message to Congress [March 17, 1972]
          -Draft
               -Constitutional amendment
                    -Wording
               -Conclusion
               -Editorial changes
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         NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                     Tape Subject Log
                       (rev. 10/06)



-Title One
      -Los Angeles
      -New York
      -Kansas City
      -The President’s view
            -Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW]
-Court decisions
      -Congress
-Ehrlichman’s forthcoming meeting with Raymond K. Price, Jr.
-“Lost generation”
      -Blacks
      -Money
            -Improvement of education
-Racial equality
      -Equality of opportunity
-Courts
      -Districts
      -States
      -Regions
            -South
      -Children
            -Victims
-Congress
-North and South compared
-Congress
-Price’s writing style
      -The President’s view
-Inequalities of court decisions
      -Race
      -Children
      -States
      -Regions
-Moratorium on forced busing
-Brown vs. Board of Education
-Changes
      -Education compared to transportation
-Progress
      -Equal opportunity
-Opposition to busing
      -Blacks and whites
-Equal opportunity
-Changes
                              31

          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                      Tape Subject Log
                        (rev. 10/06)



      -“Lost generation”
            -Money
                  -Advantages of education over busing
-Removal of pages
      -Districts
      -California
      -New York state
      -Kansas City
      -Ohio
-Constitutional amendment
-Conclusion
      -Administration accomplishments
            -Desegregation, jobs, business ownership, federal service
-Moratorium on forced busing
-Conclusion
      -Beginning of speech
-Changes
      -Congress
            -14th Amendment
      -Equal Educational Opportunity Act
-Moratorium on forced busing
-Sixth grade
-Civil rights
      -Leonard Garment
            -Trade-offs
      -De jure segregation
            -De facto segregation
                  -The President’s view
      -Cabinet level committee
      -Price’s view
      -Garment’s view
      -Ehrlichman’s view
            -Busing
      -Equality of opportunity
            -The President’s view
                  -Justice Department
      -Cabinet level committee
            -Location of schools
            -Construction of power plants
                  -Environmental regulations
            -Segregation-desegregation
            -Title Two, unlawful practices
                                               32

                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/06)



                                 -New schools
                                 -Additions to school buildings
                -Price
                      -Forthcoming talk with Ehrlichman
                      -Third draft
                -Timing of speech
                -Conclusion
                -Price’s view
                      -Trade-offs
                -New rights
                      -Option paper
                      -Liberal
                      -The President’s view
                            -Improvement of existing schools
                -Mexican-Americans
                      -Bilingual education
                -Need to broaden scope
                -Timing of corrections
                      -The President’s schedule
                -Elliot L. Richardson and Garment
                      -Leaks
                      -Lobbying by Administration officials
                            -Response by Ehrlichman
                      -Newspapers
                -Impact of the President’s decision
                      -Possible resignation of civil rights lawyers at HEW
                            -The President’s view
                                  -Election
                                  -Civil rights division of Justice Department