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Nixon and Davis Jr.: An Odd Couple United by the National Advisory Council on Economic Opportunity

Pres. Nixon w/ Sammy Davis, Jr., new member of Nat'l. Advisory Council on Economic Opportunity
In 1975, President Nixon granted Sammy Davis Jr. membership to the National Advisory Council on Economic Opportunity. An odd couple united by their beliefs in economic opportunity, the photo captures a poignant moment in history.
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Talk about an odd couple. Davis Jr. was in attendance back in 1963 for the March on Washington (we posted a photo earlier).

Here, Nixon is granting Sammy Davis, Jr. membership to the National Advisory Council on Economic Opportunity in 1975.

Pres. Nixon w/ Sammy Davis, Jr., new member of Nat'l. Advisory Council on Economic Opportunity
Pres. Nixon w/ Sammy Davis, Jr., new member of Nat’l. Advisory Council on Economic Opportunity
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Source: Library of Congress

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