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

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Frank Sinatra was a big activist in the civil rights movement, refusing to stay at hotels that didn't allow "Blacks". Even using his mafia ties to help get labor unions behind JFK because he knew they shared the same opinions on equal rights.

Frank Sinatra was a big activist in the civil rights movement, refusing to stay at hotels that didn't allow "Blacks". Even using his mafia ties to help get labor unions behind JFK because he knew they shared the same opinions on equal rights.

John F. Kennedy - Civil Rights Movement

John F. Kennedy - Civil Rights Movement

Tobacco Road. But there’s also sober history, from Wild-West Tombstone and Bonnie and Clyde’s death site, to the Dallas intersection where JFK was assassinated, to the streets of Selma, where the civil rights movement burst forth onto the nation’s front pages. Best of all, many of the most fascinating places along the way remain refreshingly free of the slick promotion that greets you in more-established tourist destinations. The relatively low profile of tourism here, and the fact that only…

Tobacco Road. But there’s also sober history, from Wild-West Tombstone and Bonnie and Clyde’s death site, to the Dallas intersection where JFK was assassinated, to the streets of Selma, where the civil rights movement burst forth onto the nation’s front pages. Best of all, many of the most fascinating places along the way remain refreshingly free of the slick promotion that greets you in more-established tourist destinations. The relatively low profile of tourism here, and the fact that only…

President John F. Kennedy's Civil Rights Address (June 11, 1963) ~ Full speech. (13:24) [Video]

President John F. Kennedy's Civil Rights Address (June 11, 1963) ~ Full speech. (13:24) [Video]

Medgar Evers, WW2 vet & NAACP field secretary in Mississippi, was murdered hours after JFK’s civil rights speech, this week 1963 (Michael Beschloss/Twitter)

Medgar Evers, WW2 vet & NAACP field secretary in Mississippi, was murdered hours after JFK’s civil rights speech, this week 1963 (Michael Beschloss/Twitter)

JFK, Freedom Riders and the Civil Rights Movement Lesson Plan: covers the Freedom Riders' influence on the Kennedy Administration, the Birmingham Movement, and the March on Washington #ccss #civilrights

JFK, Freedom Riders and the Civil Rights Movement Lesson Plan: covers the Freedom Riders' influence on the Kennedy Administration, the Birmingham Movement, and the March on Washington #ccss #civilrights

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