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    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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    Oliver W. Hill, Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 2/29/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection29 February 1968

    In this interview Hill discusses working on John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] 1960 presidential campaign; the negative reaction to Lyndon B. Johnson as the vice-presidential candidate in the South and among African-Americans; difficulties for the Southern operations of the JFK campaign; getting the African-American vote in the South for JFK in the 1960 elect...

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    John R. Lewis Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/19/2004
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection19 March 2004

    In this interview Lewis discusses President John F. Kennedy on civil rights; Robert F. Kennedy [RFK] as Attorney General and civil rights; working on RFK’s 1968 presidential campaign; RFK’s assassination, 1968; J. Edgar Hoover and FBI investigations of the civil rights movement; discrimination, hatred, and violence; and the march from Selma to Mont...

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    Louis E. Martin Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 4/7/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection7 April 1966

    In this interview Martin discusses African American voters in the 1960 presidential election; dealing with African American press during John F. Kennedy's [JFK] 1960 presidential campaign; Lyndon B. Johnson’s vice-presidential nomination and African American press; getting prominent African Americans to endorse JFK; the telephone call from JFK to C...

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    Thomas Grey "Tom" Wicker Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 1/27/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection27 January 1966

    In this interview Wicker discusses early impressions of John F. Kennedy [JFK], 1952–1961; Lyndon B. Johnson campaigning for JFK in the South, 1960; Richard M. Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge’s 1960 presidential campaign; JFK and Johnson in the August 1960 special session of Congress; Wicker’s first interview with President JFK for the New York Times, 1...

  • Digitized Folder of Material (this link takes you to a folder of digitized material within a collection)
    Southeastern Peanut Association, Atlanta, Georgia, 10 June 1957
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Senate Files10 June 1957

    This folder contains partial copies of Senator John F. Kennedy's speech before the Southeastern Peanut Association in Atlanta, Georgia. In his speech the Senator addresses agricultural issues and a need for legislation to protect and strengthen the agricultural industry.

  • Photograph Folder (this link takes you to a folder of digitized photographs within a collection)
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    AR6611-A. Chairmen of the Mayors of America Unity Program Present a Pledge of Unity to President John F. Kennedy
    White House Photographs25 May 1961

    Presentation of a "Declaration of Unity" scroll signed by 1,200 mayors, given to President John F. Kennedy as part of the Mayors of America Unity Program. L-R: Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, William B. Hartsfield; Mayor of Tucson, Arizona, Don Hummel; President Kennedy; Mayor of Woburn, Massachusetts, John F. Gilgun, Jr. (in back); Mayor of Cleveland, ...

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    AR6611-B. Chairmen of the Mayors of America Unity Program Present a Pledge of Unity to President John F. Kennedy
    White House Photographs25 May 1961

    Presentation of a "Declaration of Unity" scroll signed by 1,200 mayors, given to President John F. Kennedy as part of the Mayors of America Unity Program. L-R: Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, William B. Hartsfield; Mayor of Tucson, Arizona, Don Hummel; President Kennedy; Mayor of Woburn, Massachusetts, John F. Gilgun, Jr. (in back); Mayor of Cleveland, ...

  • Digitized Photographic Image
    KN-C17898. Chairmen of the Mayors of America Unity Program Present a Pledge of Unity to President John F. Kennedy
    White House Photographs25 May 1961

    Presentation of a "Declaration of Unity" scroll signed by 1,200 mayors, given to President John F. Kennedy as part of the Mayors of America Unity Program. L-R: Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, William B. Hartsfield; Mayor of Tucson, Arizona, Don Hummel; President Kennedy; Mayor of Woburn, Massachusetts, John F. Gilgun, Jr. (in back); Mayor of Cleveland, ...

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