Dean Rusk on Richard Russell
From Russell Library
RBROH-0086. The Richard B. Russell, Jr. Oral History collection features two very informative Rusk interviews. This excerpt from interview #86 stood out for its eloquence in describing the state of mind Russell was in during the turbulent times of the emergence of the Civil Rights Movement.
In this excerpt, Dean Rusk succeeds in both describing the context in which Richard Russell became socially relevant, as well as giving direction to what inspired his image on a national political level.