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    Berl I. Bernhard Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 6/17/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection17 June 1968

    Bernhard discusses the often contentious relations between the Commission on Civil Rights, John F. Kennedy’s White House, and the Justice Department, especially after a report and recommendations that the Commission made about Mississippi, among other issues.

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    Oscar C. Carr Oral History Interview - RFK #1, 5/6-7/1969
    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History CollectionMay 1969: 6-7

    Carr discusses Democratic politics in Mississippi; segregation, racism and the civil rights movement; the Justice Department’s involvement in desegregation and voter registration during the John F. Kennedy administration; and Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 presidential run, 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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    Joseph F. Dolan Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 12/4/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection4 December 1964

    Dolan discusses the federal judgeship appointment process, his involvement with the 1960 Citizens’ for Kennedy-Johnson, and the civil rights issues of the 1960s, among other issues.

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    James L. Farmer Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/10/1967
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection10 March 1967

    Farmer discusses the 1960 presidential campaign; the relationship between Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and the John F. Kennedy (JFK) administration, interactions with Robert F. Kennedy and the Justice Department, the Freedom Rides and other civil rights actions; and JFK’s impact on civil rights, among other issues.

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    Edwin O. Guthman Oral History Interview, JFK #2, 2/24/1968
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection24 February 1968

    Guthman discusses the press coverage of civil rights during the Kennedy Administration, RFK’s relationship with the press, and Guthman’s involvement in the investigation of James R. Hoffa, among other issues.

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    Aaron E. Henry Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 5/7/1969
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection7 May 1969

    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 peo...

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    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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    Theodore M. Hesburgh Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 3/27/1966
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection27 March 1966

    In this interview Hesburgh discusses his contact with John F. Kennedy [JFK] before he was elected President; Harris Wofford on JFK’s staff; different members of the Commission on Civil Rights; meeting with President JFK about the Commission’s reports and recommendations; JFK versus Dwight D. Eisenhower and Lyndon B. Johnson on civil rights, respect...

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    Robert F. Kennedy Oral History Interview - JFK #1, 2/29-3/1/1964
    John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection29 February 1964

    In this interview Robert F. Kennedy [RFK] discusses beginning John F. Kennedy's [JFK] presidential Administration with no political obligations; carefully picking Cabinet members, specifically Secretaries of State, Defense, and Treasury; RFK’s decision on what role to play in JFK’s Administration; JFK’s unhappiness with Dean Rusk as Secretary of St...

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