David Axelrod, Political Strategist and 2008 Campaign Senior Advisor for President Barack Obama
Jamelle Bouie, New York Times opinion columnist
R. Nicholas Burns, Foreign Policy Advisor for 2020 Biden Presidential Campaign and former US Ambassador
Amy Dacey, Former Democratic National Committee CEO; Executive Director of the Sine Institute of Policy & Politics at American University
Adam Frankel, Former speechwriter to President Barack Obama
Fredrik Logevall, Pulitzer-Prize winning author and Harvard historian
Tim Naftali, Former Richard Nixon Presidential Library Director and historian
Barbara Perry, Director of Presidential Studies at the UVA Miller Center
Aneesh Raman, Former speechwriter to President Barack Obama
John F. Kennedy Library Oral History Program
Halberstam, David. The Powers That Be. Knopf, 1979.
Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy. Hyperion, 2011.
Lepore, Jill. If/Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future. Liveright, 2020.
Oliphant, Thomas; Wilkie, Curtis. The Road to Camelot: Inside JFK's Five-Year Campaign. Simon & Schuster, 2017.
Pietrusza, David. 1960--LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon: The Epic Campaign That Forged Three Presidencies. Union Square Press, 2008.
Saunders, Doris E., ed.The Kennedy Years and the Negro. Johnson Publishing Company, Inc., 1964.
Stossel, Scott. Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver. Smithsonian Books, 2004.
Thomas, Evan. Being Nixon: A Man Divided. Random House, 2016.
White, Theodore. The Making of the President 1960. Atheneum Publishers, 1961.
Articles and Papers
52 Individuals, Including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Arrested in Atlanta Sit-In Protest, Equal Justice Initiative.
Branch, Taylor. How Kennedy Won the Black Vote: A Call to Coretta King Brought Groundswell of Support. Los Angeles Times, December 15, 1988.
Branch, Taylor. Kennedy’s Dilemma. Washington Post, October 13, 1988.
Delmont, Matthew. What Black Americans Lost by Siding with Democrats. The Atlantic, March 31, 2016.
Flippen, Alan. Black Turnout in 1964, and Beyond. New York Times, October 16, 2014.
Johnson, Theodore R. What Nixon Can Teach the GOP About Courting Black Voters. Politico, August 15, 2015.
Levingston, Steven. John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Call Changed History. TIME, June 20, 2017.
Meriweather, James H. “Worth a Lot of Negro Votes”: Black Voters, Africa, and the 1960 Presidential Campaign. Journal of American History, December 2008.
October 19, 1960 – Martin Luther King Jr. Arrested at a Sit-in in Atlanta, Georgia. Legal Legacy, October 19, 2016.
Public Opinion Polls on Civil Rights Movement, 1961-1969. Civil Rights Movement Archive, March 17, 2016.
Reinhart, RJ. Protests Seen as Harming Civil Rights Movement in the '60s. Gallup, January 21, 2019.
Roosevelt, Eleanor. Excerpt, My Day, October 19, 1960. The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers, October 19, 1960.
Sullivan, Matthew E. A Symbol of Virtue Or A Strategy for Votes? John F. Kennedy's Telephone Call to Coretta King And Its Social And Political Cons. Brandeis University, May, 2013.