Leaders in the Struggle for Civil Rights
|Collection homeCompact list of all items|
|Title:||Leaders in the struggle for civil rights|
Web site presenting information about African American civil rights workers who influenced president John F. Kennedy. Includes information about James Farmer of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE); Martin Luther King, Jr. from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC); John Lewis who led the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and later worked with the SCLC; A. Philip Randolph who was president of both the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and the Negro American Labor Council; Bayard Rustin, who was influential in organizing the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom; Roy Wilkins, executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); and Whitney Young, executive director of the National Urban League.
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.
|Subjects:||Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 | Presidents--United States | | Civil rights movements--United States | African American civil rights workers | African Americans--Political activity | United States--Politics and government--1961-1963 | United States, 37.09024, -95.712891 | Southern States, 33.346678, -84.119434|
|Institution:||John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum|
Forms part of the John F. Kennedy presidential library and museum Web site
|Persistent Link to Item:||http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Students/Leaders-in-the-Struggle-for-Civil-Rights.aspx|