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    Edward R. Murrow, Address Before the Lincoln Group, 10 February 1962
    United States Information Agency Audio Recordings Collection10 February 1962

    Sound recording of an address before the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia delivered at the Willard Hotel, Washington, D.C., on February 10, 1962, by Director of the United States Information Agency (USIA) Edward R. Murrow. Director Murrow pays tribute to former President Abraham Lincoln and describes the examples he set. He notes that it i...

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    Remarks Recorded for Broadcast at a Lincoln Celebration, 20 September 1962
    White House Audio Collection20 September 1962

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks recorded for a ceremony commemorating the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation held at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. In his speech President Kennedy discusses the progress concerning racial relations since the 19th century, but reminds his audience that the Emancipation Procl...

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    Radio and Television Address on the Situation at the University of Mississippi, 30 September 1962
    White House Audio Collection30 September 1962

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s radio and television address to the nation regarding desegregation and racially motivated violence at the University of Mississippi. In his speech President Kennedy regrets the necessity for any action by the federal government, but explains that the freedom to disagree with the law does not include t...

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    Voice of America Broadcast of Ceremonies Marking the 100th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, Great Hall of the National Archives, 4 January 1963
    United States Information Agency Audio Recordings Collection4 January 1963

    Sound recording of a Voice of America (VOA) radio broadcast on January 4, 1963, covering ceremonies to commemorate the 100th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. The ceremonies are held in the Great Hall, National Archives, Washington, D.C., and also serve to introduce a new exhibit about the Emancipation Proclamati...

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    Meetings: Tape 86. Cuba/Civil Rights, 12 May 1963
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.12 May 1963

    Sound recording a meeting held on May 12, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division Burke Marshall, and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. President Kennedy and his staff discuss civil rights and the situation in Birmingham, Ala...

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    Meetings: Tape 88. President's Commission on Equal Opportunity in Housing/Birmingham, 21 May 1963
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.21 May 1963

    Sound recording of a meeting held on May 21, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, Chairman of the Civil Service Commission John Macy, and the following members of the President’s Committee on Equal Opportunity in Housing: Chief Benefits Director for the Veterans Administration’s Department of Veterans Benefits C...

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    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 21A
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.June 1963: 3-4

    Dictation Belt 21A contains five sound recordings. Item 21A.1 is a telephone conversation held on June 3, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and Governor Jimmie Davis of Louisiana. They discuss the prospect of independent electors and their potential effect on the 1964 election. They also discuss demonstrations held by African-Americans in Lou...

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    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 21A.1. Independent Electors and 1964 Election Prospects
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.3 June 1963

    Sound recording of a telephone conversation held on June 3, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and Governor Jimmie Davis of Louisiana. They discuss the prospect of independent electors and their potential effect on the 1964 election. They also discuss demonstrations held by African-Americans in Louisiana and the possibility of similar demonstr...

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    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 22A
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.June 1963: 12-18

    Dictation Belt 22A contains four sound recordings. Item 22A.1 a brief telephone exchange on June 12, 1963, between Personal Secretary Evelyn Lincoln and a White House Operator. Lincoln asks the operator to place a call to Mrs. John Fell on behalf of President John F. Kennedy. Machine noise precedes and follows the exchange. Item 22A.2 is a telephon...

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    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 22A.4. Civil Rights Situation in Mississippi
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.18 June 1963

    Sound recording of part of a telephone conversation held on June 18, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy and the Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, Allen C. Thompson. They continue to discuss demonstrations and other aspects of the civil rights situation in Mississippi. President Kennedy asks about issues raised by visiting clergymen from Jackson. ...

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