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An extract from President Kennedy’s message on civil rights, released on 19 June 1963, and a British government summary of the message
(Catalogue ref: FO 371/168484)
FO 371/168484; JF Kennedy’s message on civil rights, 1963 FO 371/168484; summary of JF Kennedy’s message, 1963
5a 5b              
Transcript
FO 371/168484; JF Kennedy’s message on civil rights, 1963

Questions

  1. In source 5a, how does Kennedy use language to make this a powerful opening to his message?

  2. According to source 5b, how were public facilities to be changed by the new bill?

  3. How was Kennedy hoping to make sure schools and colleges were de-segregated quickly?

  4. What was being done to improve job prospects for black people?

  5. How would racial discrimination be punished if it occurred in activities?