Season 7 Episode 3: JFK and RFK and the Civil Rights Movement Era

November 18, 2021

About This Episode:

While President Kennedy didn’t live long enough to see Congress pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, his brother Robert would pick up where JFK left off. Historian Patricia Sullivan discusses both Kennedys roles during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. The episode also takes a look at how President Kennedy appointed NAACP lawyer Thurgood Marshall to the federal bench. Marshall would later be the first African American appointed to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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