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Address to U.S. Conference of Mayors, Honolulu, Hawaii, 9 June 1963

Address to U.S. Conference of Mayors, Honolulu, Hawaii, 9 June 1963
9 June 1963
29 digital pages
This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning President Kennedy's address at the United States Conference of Mayors held at the Hawaiian Village Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii. In his speech the President states that the complexity of race relations requires federal, state, and community leadership in order to ensure civil rights concerning housing, employment, education, and local economies. He proposes five courses of action for mayors to improve race relations in their cities: establish a biracial Human Relations Committee, ensure the constitutionality of local practices, follow non-discriminatory employment practices for municipal workers, create a special campaign to lessen unemployment by reducing school drop-outs among both races, and enact equal opportunity ordinances concerning housing, employment, and access to public facilities. Materials in this folder include a press and reading copy of the speech, in addition to a newspaper clipping.
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  • Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
  • President (1961-1963 : Kennedy). Office of the Personal Secretary. , 1961 - 1963
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Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files. Speech Files. Address to U.S. Conference of Mayors, Honolulu, Hawaii, 9 June 1963
This series contains, in chronological order, speeches, remarks, announcements and proclamations which President Kennedy made during the three years of his administration. A major portion of the material is the official press copy of speeches, but there are also numerous reading copies, drafts, memoranda, schedules of visits, and other supplementary information and background material on particular speeches. The speeches and remarks vary a great deal as to subject and reflect the President's schedule of visits to cities and foreign countries, meetings with heads of state, greetings to visiting groups and dignitaries, messages to Congress, remarks at state receptions and banquets, and official proclamations. The Speech Files are rich with the President's notations and comments, since reading copies, drafts, dinner menus, programs and so forth were all used to make notations and changes. An alphabetic index, by name and subject, is included to assist researchers unfamiliar with the chronology. Researchers should consult the Speech Files primarily for the texts of particular speeches. It should be noted, however, that the series is not a complete compilation of the speeches of President Kennedy. Announcements, remarks, and proclamations on numerous other topics not included in the Speech Files may also be found in Series 4. Legislative Files, Series 8. Subjects, and Series 9. Countries. Researchers will find the Theodore Sorensen Personal Papers, also housed at the Kennedy Library, a helpful additional source. Researchers should also consult the Public Papers of the Presidents, John F. Kennedy, 1961-1963 (3 volumes), which are well-indexed.
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