Civil rights: General, 1963: 1 January-4 June

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Civil rights: General, 1963: 1 January-4 June
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1963: 12 February-4 June
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 concerning the Commission on Civil Rights, the importance of local businessmen in desegregation efforts, the federal employment of African Americans, the economic impact of racial unrest, the importance of local Mississippi elections, and the voluntary desegregation of commercial establishments. The folder also contains a copy of the Commission of Civil Rights' resolution, a copy of President Kennedy's response to the commission's resolution, a press release of the President's letter to Dr. John Hannah, Chairman of the Commission on Civil Rights, a map showing discriminatory state statutes, a copy of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce's desegregation policy declaration, a letter from Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson to Attorney General Kennedy concerning labor statistics, a draft of a comprehensive speech on civil rights issues by Special Counsel and speechwriter Theodore Sorensen, and a report classifying cities according to possibilities of "racial progress."
83 digital pages
Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
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Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files. Subjects. Civil rights: General, 1963: 1 January-4 June
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83 digital pages
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