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Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King

Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King Visual Arts American History Biographies Civil Rights Famous Historical Events Famous People Social Studies The Kennedys

The Kennedy Administration was working on improving civil rights in America before the President was shot and killed in Dallas (on November 23, 1963). 

During the summer of that year, civil-rights leaders met at the White House on the 22nd of June.  This image depicts a gathering of those individuals.

Present in this picture are (in the front row):

Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert F. Kennedy, Roy Wilkins, Vice President Lyndon Johnson, Walter P. Reuther, Whitney M. Young, and A. Philip Randolph.

By this time, Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., were friends.  They would become closer friends after JFK died.


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Image online, courtesy JFK Library.

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