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    July 1960
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 1960July 1960: 4-15

    This folder contains press releases and copies of speeches given in California by Senator John F. Kennedy during his 1960 presidential campaign. Materials include remarks on civil rights at a meeting of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), and a statement by Senator Kennedy in response remarks made by former Presi...

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    Civil rights: Job discrimination, NAACP rally
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Presidential Campaign Files, 196010 July 1960

    This folder contains remarks given by Senator John F. Kennedy at an NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) rally discussing the importance of civil rights and equality for all citizens.

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    Human Rights: 2: Equality of Races: General, 1961: 16 June-31 July
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject Files1961: 6 March-19 July, undated

    Materials in this folder include a petition sponsored by the Baltimore, Maryland chapter of CORE (Committee on Racial Equality) signed in support of civil rights and the Freedom Riders; a report titled, “Racism within Organized Labor: A Report of Five Years of the AFL-CIO, 1955-1960;” a memorandum by Roy Wilkins, Executive Secretary for the Nationa...

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    Human Rights: Executive, 1961: 11 May-15 November
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject Files1961: 20 March-15 November

    Materials in this folder include a newspaper article, a summary of existing civil rights programs within the Executive Branch, a proposal for an expanded legislative civil rights platform, correspondence between President Kennedy and civil rights representatives, a draft of President John F. Kennedy’s speech to representatives from the National Ass...

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    KN-18351. President John F. Kennedy Meets with National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Group
    White House Photographs12 July 1961

    President John F. Kennedy meets with representatives from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). (L – R) Dr. E. Franklin Jackson, President of Washington, D.C. NAACP branch; Bishop Stephen G. Spottswood, Chairman of NAACP Board of Directors; President Kennedy; Arthur B. Spingarn, former NAACP Vice-President. Oval ...

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    KN-18352. President John F. Kennedy Meets with National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Group
    White House Photographs12 July 1961

    President John F. Kennedy meets with representatives from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). (L – R) Bishop Stephen G. Spottswood, Chairman of NAACP Board of Directors; President Kennedy; Arthur B. Spingarn, former NAACP Vice-President; Roy Wilkins, NAACP Executive Secretary. Oval Office, White House, Washingt...

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    KN-18353. President John F. Kennedy Meets with National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Group
    White House Photographs12 July 1961

    President John F. Kennedy meets with representatives from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). President Kennedy; Ted Berry, member of NAACP Ohio Committee for Civil Rights Legislation (later Mayor of Cincinnati) (second from right); others unidentified. Lincoln Bedroom, White House, Washington, D.C.

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    KN-18354. President John F. Kennedy Meets with National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Group
    White House Photographs12 July 1961

    President John F. Kennedy meets with representatives from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). President Kennedy (seated in rocking chair); Bishop Stephen G. Spottswood, Chairman of the NAACP Board of Directors (standing right, back to camera). Standing, rear (L – R): Medgar Evers, Mississippi NAACP Field Secret...

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    KN-18355. President John F. Kennedy Meets with National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Group
    White House Photographs12 July 1961

    President John F. Kennedy meets with representatives from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). President Kennedy (seated in rocking chair); Bishop Stephen G. Spottswood, Chairman of the NAACP Board of Directors (standing right, back to camera). Standing, rear (L – R): Medgar Evers, Mississippi NAACP Field Secret...

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