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  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Theodore C. Sorensen Oral History Interview - JFK #5, 5/3/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection3 May 1964

    This interview focuses on the Negro vote, civil rights demonstrations and legislation, and the 1963 March on Washington, among other issues.

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Human Rights: 2: FG 216 (District of Columbia): Executive
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject Files5 January 1961-22 August 1963

    Materials in this folder include telegrams, memoranda, and correspondence between various members of the White House staff and individual citizens concerning incidents of religious discrimination, discriminatory housing practices, United States military personnel participating in civil rights demonstrations, the treatment of African diplomats visit...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Human Rights: 2: ST 1 (Alabama): General, 1963: 1 July-9 December
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject Files13 January 1961-9 December 1963

    Materials in this folder include telegrams, memoranda, newspaper articles, and correspondence between President John F. Kennedy, Assistant Special Counsel to the President Lee C. White, various members of the White House staff, and individual citizens concerning civil rights demonstrations, incidents of police misconduct, desegregation of education...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Human Rights: 2-2 (Housing): General, 1961: 20 January-25 September
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject Files1961: 27 January-26 August

    Materials in this folder include telegrams, memoranda, newspaper articles, and correspondence between President John F. Kennedy, Assistant Special Counsel to the President Lee C. White, various members of the White House staff, and individual citizens concerning civil rights demonstrations and racially integrated housing initiatives.

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Human Rights: 4: Freedoms: General
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject Files31 January 1961-4 December 1963

    Materials in this folder include letters regarding the arrest of civil rights demonstrators in Clarksdale, Mississippi; petitions to release the “Freedom Walkers” arrested in Alabama in May 1963; letters and newspaper clippings concerning the jailing of Leon J. Davis, President of the Drug and Hospital Employees Union; and letters pertaining to the...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Human Rights: 2: ST 18 (Louisiana) - ST 23 (Minnesota): General
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject Files26 February 1961-10 September 1963

    Materials in this folder include petitions, telegrams, memoranda, and correspondence between President John F. Kennedy, Assistant Special Counsel to the President Lee C. White, various members of the White House staff, and individual citizens concerning civil rights demonstrations, racially motivated violence, incidents of police misconduct, and de...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Human Rights: 2: ST 1 (Alabama): Executive
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject Files22 May 1961-10 October 1963

    Materials in this folder include telegrams, memoranda, press releases, newspaper articles, and correspondence between President John F. Kennedy, Alabama Governor George Wallace, various members of the White House staff, and individual citizens concerning racially motivated violence in Birmingham, civil rights demonstrations in Montgomery, desegrega...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Human Rights: 2: ST 10 (Georgia): General, 20 January 1961-10 August 1962
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject Files19 June 1961-6 August 1962

    Materials in this folder include telegrams, memoranda, and correspondence between President Kennedy, Assistant Special Counsel to the President Lee C. White, various members of the White House staff, and individual citizens concerning civil rights demonstrations, the administration’s policy of speaking appearances for segregated audiences, and the ...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Human Rights: 2: Equality of Races: Executive, July 1961: 1-24
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject FilesJuly 1961: 5-21

    Materials in this folder include memoranda between various members of the White House staff, including Special Assistant to the President Frederick G. Dutton and Special Assistant to the President for Civil Rights Harris Wofford, concerning a civil rights demonstration in Texas, the integration of the National Guard, the activities of the Civil Rig...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Human Rights: 2: FG 216 (District of Columbia): General
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject Files23 October 1961-4 December 1963

    Materials in this folder include telegrams, memoranda, newspaper articles, and correspondence between various members of the White House staff and individual citizens concerning incidents of religious discrimination, discriminatory housing practices, discriminatory employment practices, and the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, a large...

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