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Jfk storngly supported the civil rights movement

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Current Event November 20, 2013

JFK Strongly Supported the Civil Rights Movement

President John F. Kennedy remains one of most popular presidents among African-Americans. He helped Dr. Martin Luther King get out of jail and stood for civil rights policies. Tragically, he was not able to personally complete the bill for equal rights, though his successor did. Listen to this story about how JFK struggled to stand up for civil rights despite an important party of opposing opinions and escalating violent acts.

US History I US History II Civil RIghts

Story Length: 9:56

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National Public Radio © 2013

AIR DATE: 11/08/2013

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