Leaders in the Struggle for Civil Rights

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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.

Types:Articles | InteractiveResource
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
Contributors:John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
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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