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March 28, 1963 Telegram from Martin Luther King, Jr. to President Kennedy

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

Telegram dated March 28, 1963 from Martin Luther King Jr. to President Kennedy about the situation in Greenwood, Mississippi: "I HAVE NO ALTERNATIVE BUT TO APPEAL TO YOU AS HEAD OF OUR NATION TO PERSONALLY INTERVENE IN BEHALF OF THE SAFETY AND PROTECTION OF CITIZENS AND WORKERS INVOLVED IN VOTER REGISTRATION."

March 28, 1963

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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