Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, a large political rally in Washington, D.C. during which Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech advocating harmonious race relations. Materials in this folder include a church newsletter publicizing the rally, handwritten notes by the President, and drafts of a proposed statement in response to the demonstration. This statement emphasizes the administration's accomplishments while noting the necessity for additional actions in order for the nation to achieve full equality for all citizens.