March 30, 1962 Telegram

Martin Luther King Letters John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Telegram dated March 30, 1962 from Martin Luther King Jr. to President Kennedy, urging him to consider Judges William Hastie and Thurgood Marshall in filling a vacancy on the Supreme Court: "THIS IS SUPERB OPPORTUNITY FOR THE ADMINISTRATION TO REVEAL TO THE WORLD ITS SERIOUS DETERMINATION TO MAKE THE NEGRO A FULL PARTICIPANT IN EVERY PHASE OF AMERICAN LIFE."

March 30, 1962

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, Massachusetts. Papers of John F. Kennedy, Presidential Papers, White House Central File, Subject File

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