Series Source List


David Axelrod, Political Strategist and 2008 Campaign Senior Advisor for President Barack Obama

Jamelle Bouie, New York Times opinion columnist

R. Nicholas Burns, Foreign Policy Advisor for 2020 Biden Presidential Campaign and former US Ambassador

Amy Dacey, Former Democratic National Committee CEO; Executive Director of the Sine Institute of Policy & Politics at American University

Adam Frankel, Former speechwriter to President Barack Obama

Fredrik Logevall, Pulitzer-Prize winning author and Harvard historian

Tim Naftali, Former Richard Nixon Presidential Library Director and historian

Barbara Perry, Director of Presidential Studies at the UVA Miller Center

Aneesh Raman, Former speechwriter to President Barack Obama

John F. Kennedy Library Oral History Program

Ruth Batson

Simeon Booker

Arthur Chapin

James Farmer, #1

Polly Fitzgerald

Barry Goldwater

Marjorie McKenzie Lawson, #1

Marjorie McKenzie Lawson, #2

John Lewis, #1

Peter Lisagor #1

Louis Martin, #1

Louis Martin, #2

Louis Martin, #3

John M. Patterson

Dan Rather, #1

Pierre Salinger #1

John Seigenthaler, #1


Branch, Taylor. Parting the Waters. Simon & Schuster, 1988.

Farrell, John A. Richard Nixon: The Life. Doubleday, 2017.

Halberstam, David. The Powers That Be. Knopf, 1979.

Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy. Hyperion, 2011.

Lepore, Jill. If/Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future. Liveright, 2020.

Levingston, Steven. Kennedy and King: The President, the Pastor, and the Battle Over Civil Rights. Hachette Books, 2018.

Logevall, Fredrik. JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956. Random House, 2020.

Nixon, Richard. Six Crises. Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1962.

Oliphant, Thomas; Wilkie, Curtis. The Road to Camelot: Inside JFK's Five-Year Campaign. Simon & Schuster, 2017.

Pietrusza, David. 1960--LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon: The Epic Campaign That Forged Three Presidencies. Union Square Press, 2008.

Saunders, Doris E., ed.The Kennedy Years and the Negro. Johnson Publishing Company, Inc., 1964.

Stossel, Scott. Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver. Smithsonian Books, 2004.

Thomas, Evan. Being Nixon: A Man Divided. Random House, 2016.

White, Theodore. The Making of the President 1960. Atheneum Publishers, 1961.

Articles and Papers

52 Individuals, Including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Arrested in Atlanta Sit-In Protest, Equal Justice Initiative.

Andrews, Travis M. From JFK to Trump, the Much-Deplored History of Presidential Candidates on Late-Night TV, Washington Post, September 22, 2016.

Barrow, Elaine. For Leonard Hall, Political Memories, The New York Times, 1974.

Branch, Taylor. How Kennedy Won the Black Vote: A Call to Coretta King Brought Groundswell of Support. Los Angeles Times, December 15, 1988.

Branch, Taylor. Kennedy’s Dilemma. Washington Post, October 13, 1988.

Brinkley, Douglas and Luke A. Nichter. Audio: Richard Nixons Secret White House Tapes Vanity Fair, August 2014.

Cohen, Zach. Lou Harris, pollster for presidents and other officeholders, dies at 95, The Washington Post, 2016.

Cook, Rhodes. When the Whole Map was in Play, UVA Center for Politics, October 4, 2012. 

Delmont, Matthew. What Black Americans Lost by Siding with Democrats. The Atlantic, March 31, 2016.

Flippen, Alan. Black Turnout in 1964, and Beyond. New York Times, October 16, 2014.

Frankel, Jeffrey. Is China overtaking the US as a financial and economic power? The Guardian, May 29, 2020.

Glaister, Dan. Recordings reveal Richard Nixon's obsession with predecessors. The Guardian, December 3, 2008.

Glass, Andrew. Democrats Nominate JFK, June 13, 1960, POLITICO, July 13, 2009.

How 'Checkers' Changed the Game of Television, Richard Nixon Foundation, September 23, 2016.

Hughes, Ken. Richard Nixon: Campaigns and Elections. The Miller Center.

Ioffe, Julia. The History of Russian Involvement in America's Race Wars. The Atlantic, October 21, 2017.

Johnson, Theodore R. What Nixon Can Teach the GOP About Courting Black Voters. Politico, August 15, 2015.

Kennedy, John F. A Force That Has Changed The Political Scene. TV Guide, November 14, 1959.

Kennedy’s Nomination Was a Big Moment for the Primary System, National Constitution Center, July 13, 2017.

Koblin, John. In TV Ratings, Trump vs. Biden Was No Match for Trump vs. Clinton. New York Times, September 30, 2020.

Levingston, Steven. John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Call Changed History. TIME, June 20, 2017.

Martin, Douglas. Peter M. Flanigan, Banker and Nixon Aide, Dies at 90. New York Times, July 31, 2013.

Meriweather, James H. “Worth a Lot of Negro Votes”: Black Voters, Africa, and the 1960 Presidential Campaign. Journal of American History, December 2008.

October 19, 1960 – Martin Luther King Jr. Arrested at a Sit-in in Atlanta, Georgia. Legal Legacy, October 19, 2016.

Public Opinion Polls on Civil Rights Movement, 1961-1969. Civil Rights Movement Archive, March 17, 2016.

Reinhart, RJ. Protests Seen as Harming Civil Rights Movement in the '60s. Gallup, January 21, 2019.

Reston, James. Who Can Sit Down With Jack Paar?, New York Times, August 28, 1960.

Roger Ailes, Nixon's Television Man. Richard Nixon Foundation, May 18, 2017.

Roosevelt, Eleanor. Excerpt, My Day, October 19, 1960. The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, October 19, 1960.

Sputnik, The First Satellite. National Park Service.

Sullivan, Matthew E. A Symbol of Virtue Or A Strategy for Votes? John F. Kennedy's Telephone Call to Coretta King And Its Social And Political Cons. Brandeis University, May, 2013.

Sweney, Mark. Roger Ailes career timeline: from trusted Nixon ally to Fox News kingpin. The Guardian, May 18, 2017.

Thielmann, Greg. The Missile Gap Myth and Its Progeny. Arms Control Association.

Timeline: From Kennedy-Nixon to Trump-Biden - 60 years of U.S. presidential debates. Reuters, September 29, 2020.

TV History. Number of TV Households in America 1950-1978, The American Century, accessed September 28, 2020.

U-2 Spy Plane Incident. Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum.

What Missile Gap? The Atlantic, Fall 2013.

Zurawik, David. Bill Clinton's Sax Solo on 'Arsenio' Still Resonates. The Baltimore Sun, December 27, 1992.