Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. White House Central Subject Files
Materials in this folder include telegrams, memoranda, and correspondence between various members of the White House staff and individual citizens concerning incidents of religious discrimination, discriminatory housing practices, United States military personnel participating in civil rights demonstrations, the treatment of African diplomats visiting Washington, D.C., and the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, a large political rally during which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech advocating harmonious racial relations. The folder also contains a report from Chief of Protocol Angier Biddle Duke on efforts to improve housing procedures for visiting African diplomats and a transcript of a meeting between President John F. Kennedy, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, and business executives concerning the voluntary desegregation of commercial establishments.