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President Kennedy’s statement after meeting with civil rights leaders, 29 August 1963
(Catalogue ref: FO 371/168485)
FO 371/168484; JF Kennedy’s message on civil rights, 1963 FO 371/168484; summary of JF Kennedy’s message, 1963
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FO 371/168485; statement from JF Kennedy, 1963


  1. What was the effect of the march, according to Kennedy’s statement?

  2. How did he hope to improve the position of black Americans?

  3. In the last sentence, what did he mean by
    a) "the nation's shrine"?
    b) "the Great Emancipator"?