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Jackie Robinson to President Kennedy - Pg 3

This image depicts the last page of a three-page telegram which Jackie Robinson sent to President Kennedy during June of 1963.  He was urging protection of Dr. King who was planning to attend the funeral of slain civil-rights leader Medgar Evers.

The text of this page reads as follows (with punctuation added):

... Medgar Evers. America needs, and the world cannot afford, to lose him [Dr. King] to the whims of murderous maniacs.

Jackie Robinson.

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Media Credits

Image online, courtesy National Archives.

 

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