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John F. Kennedy <ul><li>35 th  president of the United States </li></ul><ul><li>May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963 </li></ul...
Civil Rights
John F. Kennedy <ul><li>Kennedy supported racial integration and civil rights,  and during the 1960 campaign he telephoned...
Kennedy
Kennedy’s Quotes <ul><li>“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” </li></ul><ul><li>“Conformity...
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Kennedy and civil rights

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Kennedy and civil rights

  1. 2. John F. Kennedy <ul><li>35 th president of the United States </li></ul><ul><li>May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963 </li></ul><ul><li>Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas. </li></ul><ul><li>Lee Harvey Oswald was charged with the crime. </li></ul><ul><li>He fought for civil rights during his life and during his presidency. </li></ul><ul><li>The turbulent end of state-sanctioned racial discrimination was one of the most pressing domestic issues of Kennedy's era. </li></ul>
  2. 3. Civil Rights
  3. 4. John F. Kennedy <ul><li>Kennedy supported racial integration and civil rights, and during the 1960 campaign he telephoned Coretta Scott King, wife of jailed Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., which perhaps drew some additional black support to his candidacy. </li></ul><ul><li>John and Robert Kennedy’s intervention secured the early release of King from jail. </li></ul><ul><li>On June 11, 1963, President Kennedy intervened when Alabama Governor George Wallace blocked the doorway to the University of Alabama to stop 2 African American students, from enrolling. </li></ul><ul><li>Kennedy signed the executive order creating the Presidential Commission on the status of Women in 1961. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Kennedy
  5. 6. Kennedy’s Quotes <ul><li>“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” </li></ul><ul><li>“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” </li></ul><ul><li>“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.” </li></ul><ul><li>“If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.” </li></ul>
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