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    Special Message to Congress on civil rights, 28 February 1963
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.28 February 1963

    This folder contains a press copy of President John F. Kennedy's Special Message to Congress on civil rights issues. In his speech the President discusses the administration's accomplishments and the remaining tasks necessary to achieving full equality amongst all citizens, specifically related to voting rights, education, employment, public facil...

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    Civil rights: March on Washington, 28 August 1963
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.August 1963: 28-31

    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, a large political rally in Washington, D.C. during which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech advocating harmonious race relations. Materials i...

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