Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
Sound recording of a meeting held on June 1, 1963, between President John F. Kennedy; Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson; Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy; Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare Anthony J. Celebrezze; Commissioner of Education at the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Francis Keppel; General Counsel at the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Alanson W. Willcox; Assistant Secretary (for Legislation) at the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Wilbur J. Cohen; Assistant Secretary, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare James Quigley; Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice Burke Marshall; Civil Rights and Political Advisor and Deputy Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Louis Martin; Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz; Special Assistant to the President Lawrence F. O’Brien; Special Counsel to the President Theodore Sorensen; and Assistant Special Counsel to the President Lee C. White. This meeting concerns civil rights issues, including the Interstate Commerce Commission, the Equal Accommodations Bill, the public school education bill, the timing of sending these bills to Congress, the legal steps of the Attorney General, and what information to include in the President’s message to the country. After the meeting ends, the rest of the recording is blank. This meeting was previously opened in the "Civil Rights 1963" release in the 1980s. This sound recording has been excerpted from Tape 90, which contains additional sound recording(s) preceding and following this one. See Related Records to access Tape 90 in its entirety.