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Civil rights: Alabama, 1963: 17 May-10 October

Civil rights: Alabama, 1963: 17 May-10 October
7 May 1963-2 January 1964
50 digital pages
This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning civil unrest and racially motivated violence in Birmingham, Alabama. Materials in this folder include military situation reports regarding the "Oak Tree" operation, a summary of international news coverage of the civil unrest, memoranda concerning President Kennedy's interactions with Alabama Governor George Wallace, a press release of the President's statement on racially motivated violence in Birmingham, a draft for the President's message on school desegregation, and a report on the status of the city's race relations prepared by Colonel Earl H. Blaik, President Kennedy's personal representative in Birmingham, Alabama, and Kenneth C. Royall, former Secretary of War and later the Army under President Harry S. Truman.
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  • Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
  • President (1961-1963 : Kennedy). Office of the Personal Secretary. , 1961 - 1963
JFKPOF-096-018
Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files. Subjects. Civil rights: Alabama, 1963: 17 May-10 October
The Subjects series was created by the Kennedy Library staff out of many small original files which did not belong in any of the well-defined series. Three small files, "Civil Rights," "Polls," and "Democratic National Committee," were transferred to the new series in their entirety. Other documents from a "Special Topics" file, from the "Daily Reports" file, and from a large group of "Miscellaneous" files were added to the new series forming a large and varied topical file. The resulting series includes documents relating to non-government organizations such as patriotic societies, states and territories, and many miscellaneous topics from the U-2 incident to mental retardation. In many cases, particularly with organizations and institutions, similar material may also be found in other series such as the Speech Files and General Correspondence. Quantity and quality are uneven throughout the series. The material is arranged alphabetically by topic.
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