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    Medals - Awards (MA): 5-5: Purple Heart: General
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject Files1 October 1945-28 March 1963

    This folder contains correspondence between White House personnel and various individuals concerning invitations for President John F. Kennedy to attend ceremonies for recipients of the Purple Heart award.

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    Human Rights: General, 1961: 20 January-20 June
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject Files4 September 1948-8 July 1961, undated

    Materials in this folder include memoranda concerning the lack of minorities in the United States Navy and United States Coast Guard Academy, the institution of a monthly meeting of Subcabinet representatives to discuss civil rights work within government agencies, and letters from various persons detailing personal civil rights violations. Also i...

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    Human Rights: 6: Ideologies: General, 1961: 10 October-31 December
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject Files12 November 1958-27 December 1961

    Materials in this folder include a telegram, memoranda, newspaper articles, and correspondence between President John F. Kennedy, various members of the White House staff, and individual citizens concerning general expressions of American patriotism, the presence of communist propaganda in the United States, and efforts to curtail the international...

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    FO 3-3-1/CO 1 [Communist Bloc]-CO 55 [Cuba]: Executive
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject Files20 March 1959-29 October 1962, undated

    Materials in this folder include letters, memoranda, and telegrams concerning trade between the United States and Cuba, particularly the importing of cigars from Cuba to the United States. Of note are copies of Proclamation 3504, “Interdiction of the Delivery of Offensive Weapons to Cuba,” signed October 23, 1962, and Proclamation 3447, “Embargo on...

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    Human Rights: 2: Equality of Races: General, 14 December 1960-31 March 1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject Files14 December 1960-31 March 1961, undated

    Materials in this folder include letters and memoranda concerning minority representation in the United States Service Academies, inquiries into the appointment of Italian-Americans in the Administration, and individual accounts of racial discrimination. Also included in this folder is a copy of an article by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. titled, “Th...

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    Human Rights: 2-7: Voting: General, 14 December 1960-30 April 1961
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject Files14 December 1960-27 April 1961

    Materials in this folder include a telegram, memoranda, newspaper articles, and correspondence between President John F. Kennedy, Special Assistant to the President Frank D. Reeves, various members of the White House staff, and individual citizens concerning incidents of racially motivated voter intimidation in Tennessee and the pending 23rd Amendm...

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    Human Rights: Executive, 1961: 16 November-31 December
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject Files29 December 1960-21 November 1961

    Materials in this folder include a summary of the administration’s civil rights initiatives, memoranda concerning equal employment opportunities within government departments and agencies, a press release announcing the reorganization of the Department of the Interior's Advisory Board on Indian Affairs, a report concerning the National Park Service...

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    Human Rights: 6: Ideologies: General, 1961: 20 January-20 March
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject Files30 December 1960-17 March 1961

    Materials in this folder include a telegram, memoranda, newspaper articles, and correspondence between President John F. Kennedy, various members of the White House staff, and individual citizens concerning efforts to curtail the domestic and international spread of communism. This folder contains some Spanish language material.

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    Human Rights: 2-1 (Employment): Executive, 1961: 3 January-20 April
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject Files1961: 3 January-14 April

    Materials in this folder include memoranda and correspondence between President John F. Kennedy, various members of the White House staff, and individual citizens concerning non-discriminatory employment practices and efforts to recruit members of varied races, religions, and ethnicities for federal employment.

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    Human Rights: 2: FG 216 (District of Columbia): Executive
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject Files5 January 1961-22 August 1963

    Materials in this folder include telegrams, memoranda, and correspondence between various members of the White House staff and individual citizens concerning incidents of religious discrimination, discriminatory housing practices, United States military personnel participating in civil rights demonstrations, the treatment of African diplomats visit...

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Photograph, Bookends

Photograph of bookends. The photograph accompanies letters sent by Beatrice Deen Sterling ...

The 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom - A Conversation with John Lewis

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The Kennedy Library hosted an afternoon conference on the March on Washington. The speakin...

Meetings: Tape 118/A54. Meeting on Vietnam, Discussion on the Dominican Republic, 1 November 1963

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Sound recording of a meeting about Vietnam held on November 1, 1963, between President Joh...