President John F. Kennedy is often remembered as a firm advocate for civil rights. In this lesson, students consider the depth of Kennedy’s commitment by examining multiple sources, including speeches from Kennedy and SNCC leader John Lewis, a video clip from a documentary film, and newspaper articles from the era.
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Image: Photo of a 1963 civil rights march on Washington, D.C., taken by Warren K. Leffler. From the Library of Congress.