59 minutes. Jefferson discusses events surrunding the 1961 crowning of the Cherry Blossom Festival Queen in Washington D.C. Johnson was only one of two representatives to be selected as the festival queen over the last 60 years from Kentucky. This festival is an event of the National Conference of State Societies. Lyndon Johnson presented the crown in 1961 and Jefferson discusses dancing with the Vice President. She also discusses her childhood battle with thyroid cancer.