Importance of John
F Kennedy fight for Civil Rights in early 1960’s America
project focuses on civil rights reform, the reaction of different people in the
1960’s and the revolution that occurred to give more opportunities to African
American or non- white Americans.
There are many events under president Kennedy that were important for
example is "The Birmingham Desegregation Campaign." During the summer
of 1963, Blacks protested to get
the attention of the President and the Congress to give them equal civil
second example is many events in the nation that tried to prevent the 1964
Civil Rights Act from being passed in Congress. Kennedy had to fight to get
supporters to back his act. This impacted African Americans then, and there are
many effect that have lasted until today.
picked John F Kennedy because he is an important person when looking at
reaction and reform.
world war 11 African Americans spoke up more when they were not treated well or
equally. They began to protest more and demand protection of civil rights.
find sources for this project I looked for articles about people’s reaction,
JFK and civil rights events.
I started this project , I wanted to look for a topic that really includes the
reaction, reform and revolution. I think by looking this topic I can learn all
Birmingham Desegregation Campaign." Amistad Digital Resource. Web. 09 Jan.
article the protest that happened all across the country during the summer of
1963 is detailed. It explaine how
Blacks protested to get the
attention of the president and the congress to give them equal and civil
rights. There is a link to a video
that shows how the protest became violent but were not going to stop unless the
president acted. This is a good summary of the violence, the planning, and the
courage of those who were fighting in the south for Black Americans to get rights.
Rights Movement - John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum." John
F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum. Web. 09 Jan. 2012.
This is an article
that summarizes events that lead up to the passing of the Civil rights Act of
1963. The article presents three main events that lead up to this. First, the
working conditions in Birmingham Alabama is discussed. Next, the article talks about the March
on Washington, and finally it talks about how President Kennedy started the
legislation process but was killed and President Johnson carried on with the act.
This an excellent article about the timeline of events that lead to the Civil
rights Act of 1963 becoming part of American Law.
Civil Rights Act." Spartacus Educational. Web. 09 Jan. 2012.
The article is about how
events in the nation at the time tried to prevent the Civil Rights act from
being passed in Congress. There is
a discussion about how Kennedy had to fight to get supporters to back his
act. Next It follows up with
how the congress how the argued
against passing the bill in when they met. Finally, it continues to show how this impacted
African American who were tried to be persuaded not to support the Act. The article should have had more
details about the struggle between the supporters and those who were against
the act.This article was too short but it gave a clear summary of the fight to
get civil rights legislation passed.
News Network. Web. 09 Jan. 2012. <http://hnn.us/articles/39024.html>.
article tried to get into President Kennedy’s head and his thought
process. His thoughts about race,ethics ad being determined to help
African Americans is examined. It
was a question of doing the right thing from 1961-1963. The article analysis conversations
Kennedy had with with brother about event taking place in the south to
discourage African Americans from getting equal rights. He was trying to
decided if this was the right thing to do at that time: give Blacks equal rights.
Kennedy and Civil Rights." History Learning Site. Web. 09 Jan. 2012.
summarized important events during his presidency however it ask an important
question: did Kennedy support
civil rights. The article answers
the question by saying Yes Kennedy
did according to the writer. It talks about his promises in speeches before his election, and
during his time in office.
It outlines how the speeches did support civil rights for African
Americans but that Kennedy did not live long enough to talk about his support
and see his promise come true. This is a good summary of the JFK time line and
events that lead him to think about Civil rights during his last term in office.