Governor Spiro T. Agnew's press conferences, March 28, 1968 and April 4, 1968, and undated

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Governor Spiro T. Agnew's press conference on recent legislation, scholarship funding, Bowie State College, presidential primaries, a future meeting with Richard Nixon, the abolition of pinball machines, the Maryland constitution, and who he will support now that Governor Nelson Rockefeller has denied his candidacy for President, March 28, 1968.  In addition, Governor Spiro T. Agnew makes multiple statements on the events at Bowie State College, acknowledging that police have regained control of the campus.  Governor Spiro T. Agnew then makes a statement on President Lyndon B. Johnson's decision not to run for re-election.  Following this statement is Governor Spiro T. Agnew's press conference on Bowie State College following the sit-in in Annapolis, declaring that the college will be temporarily closed, and answers reporters' questions, April 4, 1968.  Lastly, Governor Spiro T. Agnew conveys his pride for Maryland citizens' peaceful reactions to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and calls for meetings with prominent African American leaders.
Agnew, Spiro T., 1918-1996
Government, Law, Politics; Governors -- Maryland -- History -- Sources
North America; United States; Maryland
Politics and Civic Life
Special Collections and University Archives
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00:49:42 hh:mm:ss; 1/4" open reel tape
Spiro T. Agnew papers
Accession 74-10, Series 5, Subseries 1, Box 1
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Fedora 2 PID: umd:729133; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/42281; Filename: histmss-063168

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