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    Berl I. Bernhard Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 6/17/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection17 June 1968

    Bernhard discusses the often contentious relations between the Commission on Civil Rights, John F. Kennedy’s White House, and the Justice Department, especially after a report and recommendations that the Commission made about Mississippi, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Berl I. Bernhard Oral History Interivew - JFK #2, 7/23/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection23 July 1968

    Bernhard discusses committees on equal employment, discrimination in housing, and the discrimination in the military, as well as his relations with the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's attempts to discredit King.

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Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 28A.2. Lining Up Votes on the Civil Rights Bill

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