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    Remarks at the First Meeting of the President's Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity, 11 April 1961
    White House Audio Collection11 April 1961

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks at the first meeting of the President’s Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity (later known as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) held in the White House Cabinet Room. In his speech President Kennedy explains the committee’s mission to create and enforce policies to end employment...

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    Press Conference, 30 August 1961
    White House Audio Collection30 August 1961

    Sound recording of the President’s News Conference of August 30, 1961 (News Conference 16). President Kennedy begins the press conference by congratulating officials and residents of Atlanta, Georgia for the orderly manner in which four high schools were desegregated. He announces that the Foreign Ministers of France, the United Kingdom, the United...

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    Telephone Recordings: Dictation Belt 50.2. James Meredith, Civil Rights
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.1962

    Sound recording of a telephone conversation held in 1962 between President John F. Kennedy and an unidentified man. They discuss James H. Meredith’s accusations of segregation within the United States Army. The recording begins in mid-conversation. This sound recording was originally recorded on Dictation Belt 50, which contains additional so...

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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 to Participants in Signing of Equal Opportunity Agreements, 22 June 1962
    White House Audio Collection22 June 1962

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks to new participants in the Plans for Progress equal opportunity program in the East Room of the White House.

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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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    Remarks at the Signing of a Joint Statement on Fair Employment Practices, 15 November 1962
    White House Audio Collection15 November 1962

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks in the White House East Room upon the signing of The Joint Statement on Union Program for Fair Practices by Vice President Lyndon Johnson and the presidents of several labor unions. In his speech President Kennedy discusses the development of the American labor movement, and commends his audie...

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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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    Remarks at the 50th Anniversary Luncheon of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, 12 January 1963
    White House Audio Collection12 January 1963

    Sound recording of President John F. Kennedy’s remarks at the 50th anniversary luncheon of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority held at the International Inn in Washington, D.C. In his speech the President congratulates the sorority on their anniversary and explains the necessity for all Americans to have equal opportunities for education.

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