Leaders in the struggle for civil rights

Leaders in the struggle for civil rights

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Title:Leaders in the struggle for civil rights
Description:

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:Web sites | Articles
Subjects:Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 | Presidents--United States | United States--Politics and government--1961-1963 | Civil rights movements--United States | African American civil rights workers | African Americans--Politics and government | United States | Southern States
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Institution:John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Online Publisher:[Boston, Mass.] : 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