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Civil rights: General, 1961

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    Digital Identifier:
    JFKPOF-096-019
    Title:
    Civil rights: General, 1961
    Date(s) of Materials:
    1961: 31 January-29 December
    Folder Description:
    This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the Kennedy administration's efforts to confront and eliminate racially motivated discriminatory practices and ideology, such as segregation, the denial of voting rights, and discriminatory employment practices. Materials in this folder include memoranda regarding the Civil Rights Commission, the employment of minority groups, the possible application of federal agencies in civil rights efforts, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Fair Employment Practices Commission, and discrimination within the National Guard. The folder also includes a summary of the administration's civil rights actions and programs, a press release of President Kennedy's statement on school desegregation, a draft of a speech with handwritten notations by the President concerning discriminatory employment practices, a press release from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights concerning racial voting restrictions, copies of Special Assistant to the President Harris L. Wofford, Jr.'s speech entitled "New Frontiers in Civil Rights," and a press release of a report by Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy on the Department of Justice's civil rights activities.
    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: General, 1961
    Physical Description:
    59 digital pages
    Media Type:
    Paper
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