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    They Had a Dream

    After investigating primary source material on the March on Washington, students put themselves in the role of a civil rights leader and write a letter to President Kennedy.

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    Middle School Curricular Resources

    Challenge your students to analyze an inaugural address, research civil rights leaders, or follow President Kennedy on a typical day in the Oval Office, and more. Lesson plans and resources incorporate engaging archival material and meet national curriculum standards. Topics include: biographical resources, the campaign and election of 1960, the...

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    Tape Reveals JFK's Frustration on Civil Rights Progress (January 17, 2005)

    Boston, MA – As the nation reflects on the life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library made available for research a tape recording of a 30-minute White House meeting that took place on May 4, 1963 during which President Kennedy comments on the nation’s civil rights struggle.

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

    The Kennedy Library hosted an afternoon conference on the March on Washington. The speaking program began at 1:00, with a showing of a documentary entitled The March beginning at 12:30 p.m. Following the film, there was a presentation by attendees of the March; a panel discussion with historians Clayborne Carson and Peniel Joseph, civil rights lead...

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