John F. Kennedy Mya Morton

(S) John F. Kennedy was the 35th president of the united states from 1961 until 1963 when he was assassinated. Kennedy was a significant figure during the Civil Rights Movement. He helped push integration through schools and all through the south.

(S) When John F. Kennedy was elected president, African Americans weren't allowed to vote, be in the same public places as white people, and had to have their own restrooms and water fountains. But with the act of John F. Kennedy he used the civil rights act as to allow African Americans to be able to work in office and be able to vote.

(Q) In John F. Kennedy's Civil Right,s speech he said "And this nation...will not be fully free until all its citizens are free" JFK pushed to have the civil rights act in full process because he belived that everyone should have equal rights to each other and we all should be free
(S)While John F. Kennedy was president he wanted to make sure that everyone in this nation had equal rights and that we all were free. He had many bills that were never passed and had to deal with not many people wanted him to go through with everything.
During his last six months left in office JFK said the "civil rights has become everything" The process that he went through to have African Americans able to vote and hold office had change the way that some people looked at the civil rights movement and was able to effected the entire nation.
After Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson continued Kennedy's wanting to pass his major civil rights bill. Johnson was really committed to have full equality for all citizens, he even seemed more committed then Kennedy.

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