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Civil rights: Alabama, May 1963: 12-14

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    Digital Identifier:
    JFKPOF-096-017
    Title:
    Civil rights: Alabama, May 1963: 12-14
    Date(s) of Materials:
    May 1963: 12-14
    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 transcripts of Associated Press news articles covering incidents of rioting, the confiscation of firearms, the bombing of Reverend A.D. King's house, and responses from President Kennedy, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, Governor George Wallace, Birmingham Mayor Albert Boutwell, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The folder also includes a summary of international news coverage of the civil unrest, copies of President Kennedy's speech in response to the bombing of Reverend A.D. King's house, a telegram from Governor Wallace regarding the President's order to remove obstructions of justice through military force, and a press release of President Kennedy's response to Wallace's statement.
    Extent:
    59 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, May 1963: 12-14
    Physical Description:
    59 digital pages
    Media Type:
    Paper
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