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When John F. Kennedy became president in 1961, black Americans, especially those living in southern and border states, were denied legal equality and human dignity. They could not vote, were barred from public facilities, were subjected to routine insults and violence (often carried out by law enforcement officials), and could not expect justice...
Once called "the Socrates of the civil rights movement," Bayard Rustin did not head an organization. He was known as "an intellectual engineer behind the scenes," and the success of the March on Washington was largely due to his planning.
Leading with Diversity
Letters and telegrams from key figures help tell the story of the civil rights movement during the Kennedy years. Documents included are from James Farmer, Martin Luther King Jr., John Lewis, A. Philip Randolph, Bayard Rustin, Roy Wilkins, and Whitney Young Jr.
The John F. Kennedy Library and Museum presents its 1998 lineup of new and special exhibitions including Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy; the 1963 Civil Rights Movement; and the African Independence Movement. New cafe featuring spectacular view of Boston Harbor opens; children ages 12 and under admitted free effective January 1, 1998.
In preparation for Black History Month, Thursday, January 30, 2003 (snow date: Friday, January 31), the Kennedy Library will sponsor a day-long workshop for middle and high school teachers on ways to engage students on the issue of race in American history. The session will focus on the history of slavery and the founding of the nation; abolition a...
BOSTON: The John F. Kennedy Library will host a special forum , James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss, on September 30th from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the registration of James Meredith as the first black student at the University of Mississippi, a landmark event in the civil rights movement of the 1960s. On...
Boston, MA – Today the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum announced that it will host a public symposium on the civil rights movement in Boston. The symposium, which will take place from November 3 – 4, 2006, will feature James Breeden, Sarah Ann Shaw, Mel King, Virgil Wood, and Byron Rushing who all fought for justice during the civi...
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