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Date:21 October 1960
Letter dated August 13, 1963 from A. Philip Randolph to President Kennedy about the upcoming March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, requesting that the President meet with the sponsoring committee
Deadline for nominations extended to March 31st. Every year, the Kennedy Library recognizes up to 100 middle school students from across Massachusetts with the John F. Kennedy Make a Difference Award for the impact they have made in their communities through service projects.
Topics: Presidential Inauguration Provided for in the US Constitution, the oath of office is a key component of a presidential inauguration and symbolizes a peaceful transition of power. This lesson, which introduces students to the president’s official pledge, begins with examining an artifact, the top hat Kennedy wore on January 20, 1961.
Inauguration of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States. Chief Justice Earl Warren administers the Oath of Office to President John F. Kennedy during ceremonies at the Capitol, 20
Accession Number: PX 64-2-26 Description: A cat watches the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy on television. Credit Line: Copyright Unknown. Please Credit "John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
Our 2021 program will examine youth participation in US social movements from the late 19th century to the present and will focus on labor, anti-war, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, immigrant rights, environmentalism, and gun control campaigns.
On April 3, 2014, over 120 educators and school librarians attended the conference To Light the World: Stories of Hope and Courage for Challenging Times. Mary Ann Cappiello moderated an author's panel featuring Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Walter Dean Myers, and Doreen Rappaport.
View materials and programs designed to engage students with civic education, including campaigns and elections.
Introduced at the August 1963 March on Washington as "the acknowledged champion of civil rights in America," Roy Wilkins headed the oldest and largest of the civil rights organizations. The NAACP, founded in 1909, aimed to achieve by peaceful and lawful means equal rights for all Americans.
Telegram June 22, 1961 from Roy Wilkins to the President reacting to appointment of federal judge in Mississippi. One page containing 2 pages of the telegram. Date: June 22, 1961 Creator: John F
Map of the western hemisphere showing the full range of the nuclear missiles under construction in Cuba, used during the secret meetings on the Cuban Missile Crisis. TCSPP-049-006-p0101 Date: October
Telegram dated December 14, 1961 from Roy Wilkins to the President, urging him to issue executive order banning racial discrimination in federally assisted housing. Date: December 14, 1961 Creator
Telegram dated July 30, 1962 from Roy Wilkins to the President urging him "TO SPEAK OUT IN CONDEMNATION OF THE PERSECUTION IN ALBANY, GEORGIA, OF THE REVEREND DOCTOR MARTIN LUTHER KING AND HIS
"Someone has to work within the system to change it" was how Whitney Young often explained his own position and the National Urban League’s role in the struggle for equality. Founded in 1910, the Urban League worked to improve the lives of African Americans, particularly those moving from the rural south to northern cities.
Telegram dated August 1, 1962 from Whitney Young to the President protesting the jailing of Martin Luther King Jr. and 200 other civil rights demonstrators in Albany, Georgia. Date: August 1, 1962
Letter dated December 14, 1962 from Whitney Young to the President, thanking him "for the gift of one of the pens used in the issuance of the recent Executive Order barring discrimination in federally
A. Philip Randolph was revered by many younger civil rights activists, who regarded him as the spiritual father of the movement. "If he had been born in another period, maybe of another color," said John Lewis, "he probably would have been president."
Once called "the Socrates of the civil rights movement," Bayard Rustin did not head an organization. He was known as "an intellectual engineer behind the scenes," and the success of the March on Washington was largely due to his planning.
"It seemed as if every time he spoke, he said something I wanted or needed to hear," said Rosa Parks of Martin Luther King Jr. Mrs. Parks’ arrest, after refusing to give up her seat on a segregated bus, had sparked the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955.
James Farmer co-founded the Congress of Racial Equality in 1942. The organization aimed at "erasing the color line through methods of direct nonviolent action."
John Lewis was committed body and soul to nonviolent action. In 1960, he participated in the first mass lunch counter sit-ins in Nashville. As a Freedom Rider, he was badly beaten by a white mob in Montgomery. In 1963, at age 23, he became chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. SNCC ("Snick") had been formed three years earlier at a conference convened by Ella Baker, executive director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
Letter dated May 4, 1962 from A. Philip Randolph to President Kennedy requesting a conference with him "concerning the increasingly worsening problems of the black laboring masses in our country."
Telegram dated August 2, 1962 from A. Philip Randolph to President Kennedy: "I WISH TO EXTEND CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ON YOUR TIMELY FORTHRIGHT AND CONSTRUCTIVE STATEMENT ON RACIAL TENSION IN ALBANY