TITLE

A Slow Road To Civil Rights

AUTHOR(S)
Dallek, Robert
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
Time International (South Pacific Edition);7/2/2007, Issue 25, p43
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article describes how former U.S. President John F. Kennedy's stance against racial segregation in the southern U. S. had less to do with his own convictions and more to do with political shrewdness. Before running for president, Kennedy's attitude toward civil rights was casual. Kennedy set up the Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity and his efforts allowed a civil rights bill to be passed by his predecessor President Lyndon B. Johnson.
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