JFK - Civil Rights - June 11, 1963 - Part 1/2

JFK - Civil Rights - June 11, 1963 - Part 1/2

JFK's Civil Rights Speech Transformed National Debate

JFK's Civil Rights Speech Transformed National Debate

On June President John F. Kennedy gave his Civil Rights Address, calling for the legislation that later became the

JFK Civil Rights

“Here Medgar Evers (behind rocking chair) is with President Kennedy in Oval Office during NAACP meeting, July

With more to come, new JFK documents offer fresh leads 54 years later - December 28, 2017. On June 11, 1963, Kennedy delivered the Civil Rights Address from the Oval Office on radio and TV, proposing the Civil Rights Act. Commenting on racial discrimination, he said, "We have a right to expect that the Negro community will be responsible, will uphold the law, but they have a right to expect that the law will be fair, that the Constitution will be color blind...

With more to come, new JFK documents offer fresh leads 54 years later

JFK's Civil Rights Speech: Leadership Lessons for Today?

Kennedy's speech on civil rights. The RFL panel discusses whether the speech would be effec.

"President Kennedy may have been reluctant to push ahead with civil rights legislation, but millions of African Americans would not wait. Eventually, the administration was compelled to act."

"President Kennedy may have been reluctant to push ahead with civil rights legislation, but millions of African Americans would not wait. Eventually, the administration was compelled to act.

JFK - Civil rights

Kennedy meets with leaders of the March on Washington in the Oval Office, August 1963

JFK meets with Civil Rights Leaders Aug 28 1963

President John F. Kennedy meets with civil rights leaders at the White House August (Photo by National Archive/Newsmakers)

In a video posted on The Black History School, we learn more about John F. Kennedy (JFK) was well liked by Blacks and whites.  He will always be remembered for supporting the Civil Rights movement that started during his presidency, but JFK was actually more passive.  Instead of using his presidenti...In a video posted on The Black History School, we learn more about John F. Kennedy (JFK) was well liked by Blacks and whites.  He will always be remembered for supporting the Civil Rights…

In a video posted on The Black History School, we learn more about John F. Kennedy (JFK) was well liked by Blacks and whites.

These three men made a difference.    Then, all three were assassinated.  What did they have in common otherwise? -- They were liberal, civil rights activists, RFK and MLK, Jr.  believed in unarmed peace and unconditional love. JFK's heart lead him in the same direction.  Had he lived, had all three lived, what would be different now?  Perhaps a lot in the . . . most meaningful of ways.

These three men made a difference but they could have done so much more.

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