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    Harry Belafonte Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/20/2005
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection20 May 2005

    Belafonte discusses the development of his political awareness, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and others in the civil rights movement, and collaboration and conflict with John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy, among other issues.

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    Berl I. Bernhard Oral History Interivew - JFK #2, 7/23/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection23 July 1968

    Bernhard discusses committees on equal employment, discrimination in housing, and the discrimination in the military, as well as his relations with the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's attempts to discredit King.

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    Ramsey Clark Oral History Interview - RFK #3, 7/20/1970
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection20 July 1970

    Clark discusses Robert F. Kennedy’s (RFK) knowledge of and views on wiretapping, wiretaps and bugs of Martin Luther King, Jr., and RFK’s relationship with J. Edgar Hoover, among other issues.

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    Jack T. Conway Oral History Interview - RFK #2, 4/11/1972
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection11 April 1972

    In this interview Conway discusses working with John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] 1960 presidential campaign; the negative reaction to the choice of Lyndon B. Johnson for JFK’s running mate; labor leadership and JFK’s campaign; unions and the religious issue during the 1960 election; discussing presidential appointments with JFK after the election; Conway’s ...

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    Peter B. Edelman Oral History Interview - RFK #2, 7/29/1969
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection29 July 1969

    Edelman discusses Theodore H. White’s 1968 book The Making of the President, developing Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign speeches, and Lyndon B. Johnson’s withdrawal from the 1968 presidential race, among other issues.

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    William B. Hartsfield Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 1/6/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection6 January 1966

    In this interview Hartsfield discusses the 1960 presidential election; the sit-in demonstrations in Atlanta in the fall of 1960; Martin Luther King’s arrest in Atlanta; the meeting between Hartsfield and the demonstrators; the idea to have John F. Kennedy [JFK] speak out to have King released from jail; proposing this idea to the Democratic Nationa...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Aaron E. Henry Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 5/13/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection13 May 1969

    In this interview Henry discusses how he first got involved in civil rights activity and how he became an active leader in the NAACP; contact with the Justice Department during the Dwight D. Eisenhower Administration; the FBI investigation into Henry and into the civil rights movement; Henry’s relationship with Medgar Evers; voting rights and voter...

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    Oliver W. Hill, Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 2/29/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection29 February 1968

    In this interview Hill discusses working on John F. Kennedy’s [JFK] 1960 presidential campaign; the negative reaction to Lyndon B. Johnson as the vice-presidential candidate in the South and among African-Americans; difficulties for the Southern operations of the JFK campaign; getting the African-American vote in the South for JFK in the 1960 elect...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Interview - JFK #5, 12/4/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection4 December 1964

    In this interview Robert F. Kennedy [RFK] and Marshall discuss how John F. Kennedy [JFK] and RFK grew increasingly more involved with and concerned about civil rights; getting Martin Luther King out of jail during JFK’s 1960 campaign; civil rights advisers during JFK’s 1960 campaign; RFK becoming Attorney General amidst the civil rights battle and ...

  • Oral History Interview (this link takes you to the interview summary and, if available, the electronic transcript)
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Interview - JFK #5, 12/4/1964
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Collection4 December 1964

    In this interview Robert F. Kennedy [RFK] and Marshall discuss how John F. Kennedy [JFK] and RFK grew increasingly more involved with and concerned about civil rights; getting Martin Luther King out of jail during JFK’s 1960 campaign; civil rights advisers during JFK’s 1960 campaign; RFK becoming Attorney General amidst the civil rights battle and ...

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