LBJ was able to grab almost 90% of the black vote in '64. Goldwater didn't help things but Nixon did capture more black votes in '72. Kennedy helped the cause with Civil Rights Act but he also called MLK's wife while MLK was in jail during the 1960 campaign against Nixon. He reached out even though he was skeptical of the cause.
LBJ was a champion of the African American community. I believe Kennedy was way overrated on Civil Rights issues. Most of LBJs visitors at his funeral were African American. The Kennedy White House tapes are not very flattering towards Black people but that's a big shhhhh.
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