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Aaron E. Henry Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/7/1969

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Henry, Aaron E. (Aaron Edd), 1922-1997
(1922 - 1997) Civil rights activist; Executive Committee, Mississippi Democratic Party; President, Mississippi State Conference, NAACP (1953-1993); Council of Federated Organizations (1961); Mississippi Democratic Freedom Party (1964); Mississippi House of Representatives (1982-1996)
In this interview Henry discusses meeting John F. Kennedy [JFK] and Robert F. Kennedy; discussing Mississippi and civil rights issues with President JFK; voting rights and poll taxes; the freedom rides; the murder of three young activists in Mississippi during the Freedom Summer of 1964; Mississippi politics beginning in the late fifties; white people in Mississippi; school segregation; the 1960 presidential election; and early contact with the federal government and the Justice Department in 1961, among other issues.
7 May 1969
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Retained by Donor
JFKOH-AEH-01
National Archives and Records Administration. Office of Presidential Libraries. John F. Kennedy Library. (04/01/1985- )
Rights Transferred Upon Death of Donor
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