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|Title:||The Civil Rights movement: The promise of democracy; JFK's radio and television report to the American people on civil rights, June 11, 1963|
Prepared by Rita-Marie Murphy, Patchougue-Medford High School, Medford, NY.
This address is President Kennedy's response to the situation in Birmingham (civil rights demonstrations and protests) and at the University of Alabama (resistance to the efforts to integrate the campus). "In this document, President Kennedy offers his endorsement of black Civil Rights activism. This document offers evidence of the appeal to the morality and faith of people, primarily white southerners, to lead their communities towards change. Students will use this document to evaluate the ideals of democracy and the privileges of being American. This document will also be used to motivate a discussion on the topic of whether or not the promise of democracy has successfully been offered to all citizens." Taken from http://www.gilderlehrman.org/teachers/seminar_docs/civilrights_doc2.html
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:||Instructional materials | Lesson plans | Speeches|
|Subjects:||Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 | Civil rights--United States | Civil rights--Alabama | Civil rights movements--United States | Civil rights movements--Alabama | Civil rights workers--United States | Civil rights workers--Alabama | African Americans--Civil rights | African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama | School integration--Alabama | Segregation in education--Alabama | Alabama. National Guard | White supremacy movements--Alabama | University of Alabama | Freedom--Moral and ethical aspects | Democracy--Moral and ethical aspects--United States | Equality--United States | Social justice--United States | Ethics--United States | Project C, Birmingham, Ala., 1963 | United States, Alabama, 32.318231, -86.902298 | United States, District of Columbia, Washington, 38.907192, -77.036871|
|Institution:||Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History|
|Contributors:||Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History | For Teachers and Students, Gilder Lehrman Institute (Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (New York, N.Y.))|
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Forms part of online collection: For Teachers and Students, Gilder Lehrman Institute (New York, N.Y.)
|Persistent Link to Item:||https://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/civil-rights-movement/resources/promise-democracy|