JFK in History: Civil Rights Context in the Early 1960s

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Title:JFK in history : civil rights context in the early 1960s

Web site presenting a four part article about the history of African American civil rights in the United States from slavery and the "three-fifths" compromise through the movement of the 1960s, focusing on the events during Kennedy's administration. The page also contains a link to a speech given by Kennedy following the successful and nonviolent integration of the University of Alabama, June 11, 1963.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Web sites | Articles | Collection
Subjects:Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 | Presidents--United States | Federal government--United States | United States--Politics and government--1961-1963 | Civil rights movements--United States | Civil rights workers--United States | United States, 37.09024, -95.712891 | Southern States, 33.346678, -84.119434
Institution:John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Contributors:John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
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Persistent Link to Item:https://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/JFK-in-History/Civil-Rights-Movement.aspx