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Civil rights: Meeting with religious leaders, 17 June 1963

Civil rights: Meeting with religious leaders, 17 June 1963
1963: 1 January-17 June
84 digital pages
This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning President Kennedy's meeting with religious leaders to discuss the administration's efforts to confront and eliminate racially motivated discriminatory practices and ideology, such as segregation, the denial of voting rights, and discriminatory employment practices. Materials in this folder include preparatory notes for the meeting, a list of religious leaders and representatives attending the meeting, an off-the-record transcript of the meeting, a memorandum from Louis F. Oberdorfer, Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice Tax Division, to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy concerning desegregation of public facilities, a report classifying cities according to possibilities of "racial progress," statements from representatives from the National Council of Churches and the American Baptist Association, a copy of President Kennedy's Special Message to Congress on the proposed Civil Rights Act of 1963, and State Executive Authority to Promote Civil Rights, a research publication from The Potomac Institute. Of note are several items with handwritten notations by the President.
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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. Subjects. Civil rights: Meeting with religious leaders, 17 June 1963
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