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Kennedy on Civil Rights

1. What problems were there for Black people in America on Kennedy's coming to power?
Most Southern blacks lacked the vote and suffered segregated housing, schools, transport and
public facilities. Some white racists used violence to prevent change. Southern blacks were politically,
legally, economically and socially…

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11. How did Kennedy respond to the March on Washington?
Kennedy was initially resistant towards the march because he feared it would antagonise Congress
and jeopardise his civil rights bill. Eventually, Kennedy endorsed the March and worked hard to keep
it peaceful.

12. What is Sanders' view of Kennedy's importance…


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