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Kennedy, Johnson, and the Quest for Justice: The Civil Rights Tapes
Kennedy, Johnson, and the Quest for Justice: The C

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By Jonathan Rosenberg (au); Zachary Karabell (au)
Year: 2003
Pages: 368
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 0-393-05122-6

Product Code: 1422358879

In Sept. 1962, James Meredith attempted to become the first African Amer. student to matriculate at the segregated Univ. of Miss., the result was chaos. Pres. Kennedy intervened, forcing Gov. Ross Barnett to allow Meredith to enroll. This episode began the transform. of the While House (WH) from a passive spectator in the civil rights struggle to an active advocate for civil rights reform. Here is the story of deseg. at Ole Miss; the effort by Martin Luther King Jr. to dismantle Jim Crow in Birm., AL; the March on Wash.; the aftermath of the bombing that killed 4 girls in Sept. 1963; & other key moments in the civil rights movement, but from the perspective of the WH. Includes actual transcripts of the secret recordings that Pres. Kennedy & Johnson made.

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