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Remarks at a Reception Marking African Freedom Day, 15 April 1961

WH-023-002
Remarks at a Reception Marking African Freedom Day, 15 April 1961
15 April 1961
1 audio tape/reel (5 minutes)
Public Domain
Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks at a reception celebrating African Freedom Day (later known as African Liberation Day) held in the drawing room of the State Department Auditorium. In his speech President Kennedy discusses his hopes for strong relations between the United States and African nations and commends the efforts of African nations to achieve independence, drawing parallels to the political philosophies of the American Revolution.
JFKWHA-023-002
Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. White House Army Signal Agency. (05/01/1954 - 1962)