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Civil rights: Alabama, 1 May 1961-12 May 1963

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    Digital Identifier:
    JFKPOF-096-016
    Title:
    Civil rights: Alabama, 1 May 1961-12 May 1963
    Date(s) of Materials:
    1 May 1961-12 May 1963
    Folder Description:
    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning civil unrest and racially motivated violence in Birmingham, Alabama. Materials in this folder include a telegram regarding a shooting incident, a draft of a speech in response to incidents of racially motivated violence on interstate buses, a telegram from Clarence B. Henson, Jr., publisher of The Birmingham News, appealing for President Kennedy to restore law and order in the city, a memorandum to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy concerning the appointment of African Americans by federal agencies in Birmingham, and copies of Associated Press photographs showing the destruction of property due to looting, rioting, and other acts of violence.
    Extent:
    31 digital pages
    Collection:
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
    Finding Aid | Digitized Content
    Series Number:
    08.
    Series Name:
    Subjects.
    Preferred Citation:
    Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files. Subjects. Civil rights: Alabama, 1 May 1961-12 May 1963
    Physical Description:
    31 digital pages
    Media Type:
    Paper
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