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1963-06-11 Report to the American People on Civil Rights

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Title

1963-06-11 Report to the American People on Civil Rights

Subject

Civil Rights
African Americans
President John F. Kennedy

Description

On June 11, 1963, President John F. Kennedy deployed federal marshals and the Alabama National Guard when Governor George Wallace tried to prevent two black students, Vivian Malone and James Hood, from enrolling at the University of Alabama. That night, President Kennedy addressed the nation about the scourge of discrimination and proposed legislation that would become the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This video is an excerpt of his speech.

Creator

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Publisher

Date

June 11, 1963

Contributor

Tessa Pyles

Type

Hyperlink

Format

image/jpeg

Citation

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, “1963-06-11 Report to the American People on Civil Rights,” Student Digital Gallery, accessed May 28, 2022, https://digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/student/items/show/10991.