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    James L. Farmer Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 4/25/1979
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection25 April 1979

    Farmer discusses the Freedom Rides, the JFK administration and civil rights legislation, and Farmer’s support for RFK in New York, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Aaron E. Henry Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 5/13/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection13 May 1969

    In this interview Henry discusses how he first got involved in civil rights activity and how he became an active leader in the NAACP; contact with the Justice Department during the Dwight D. Eisenhower Administration; the FBI investigation into Henry and into the civil rights movement; Henry’s relationship with Medgar Evers; voting rights and voter...

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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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    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Interview - JFK #6, 12/6/1964
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection6 December 1964

    In this interview Robert F. Kennedy [RFK] and Marshall discuss civil rights legislation, and how it was innovative and yet inevitable; meetings between RFK and businessmen on civil rights legislation; RFK’s unintentional intimidation of the businessmen based on his history with Senate hearings on labor; attempting to put leadership in the community...

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    Louis E. Martin Oral History Interview - JFK #3, 5/11/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection11 May 1966

    In this interview Martin discusses helping fill government positions after John F. Kennedy [JFK] is elected President, 1960; the appointment of African American judges, including Thurgood Marshall to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; providing African American candidates for different agency positions; civil rights crises d...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Vel R. Phillips Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 1/13/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection13 January 1966

    This interview focuses on the 1960 primary campaign in Wisconsin and Phillips attending a NAACP meeting with John F. Kennedy, among other topics.

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    Roy Wilkins Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 8/13/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection13 August 1964

    Wilkins discusses civil rights legislation, John F. Kennedy’s (JFK) use of executive orders and other executive authorities to expand civil rights, and Wilkins’ efforts to get JFK to do more on civil rights, among other issues.

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    Roa-Rol, 1961-1962
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Staff Files of Harris Wofford20 January 1954-12 February 1962
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    Citizens Lobby
    Burke Marshall Personal Papers17 May 1960-28 February 1961
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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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