Tag Archive for Civil Rights Act

The day JFK belatedly set the Civil Rights Act in motion

The events of 55 years ago today, as recounted in The New Yorker: Read more

Whitewash: JFK’s assassination in African-American eyes

Black Dealy Plaza

I’ve added a version of this poignant Dealey Plaza picture to the JFK Facts banner because I’d never really noticed its telling detail: a dozen African-Americans cheering the arrival of President Kennedy and First Lady Jackie in Dallas. Read more

Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu receives JFK Profile in Courage 

JFK’s assassination capped a violent year in America. Read more