• Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    William B. Hartsfield Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 1/6/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection6 January 1966

    In this interview Hartsfield discusses the 1960 presidential election; the sit-in demonstrations in Atlanta in the fall of 1960; Martin Luther King’s arrest in Atlanta; the meeting between Hartsfield and the demonstrators; the idea to have John F. Kennedy [JFK] speak out to have King released from jail; proposing this idea to the Democratic Nationa...

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