Tag: John F. Kennedy

President Kennedy’s Report to the American People on Civil Rights, June 11, 1963

Good evening my fellow citizens: This afternoon, following a series of threats and defiant statements, the presence of Alabama National Guardsmen was required on the University of Alabama to carry out the final and unequivocal order of the United States District Court of the Northern District of Alabama. That order called for the admission of

President Kennedy’s Report to the American People on Civil Rights, June 11, 1963

In his speech President Kennedy responds to the threats of violence and obstruction on the University of Alabama campus following desegregation attempts, explaining that the United States was founded on the principle that all men are created equal. The President asks Congress to enact legislation protecting all Americans’ voting rights, legal standing, educational opportunities, and

 Years of Lightning, Day of Drums

Years of Lightning, Day of Drums

Years of Lightning, Day of Drums This rare filmed tribute to John F. Kennedy offers an inspiring view of the fallen president from the perspective of the mid-1960s. Produced by the United States Information Agency (USIA) and narrated by Gregory Peck, the program highlights the main achievements of JFK’s New Frontier: the Peace Corps, the

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