U.S. President Kennedy asks for support of citizens and business leaders to end racial discrimination in the United States
Washington DC USA Date:1963, June 11 Duration:5 min 7 sec Sound:Yes
Second part of U.S. President John F. Kennedy's speech in Washington DC following events at the University of Alabama when two negro students, Vivian Malone and James Hood, attempted to enroll. United States President Kennedy seated at desk and speaks over a microphone. The President speaks about ending racial discrimination and importance of equality and civil rights in the United States. He says that it's time for the Congress to act. President Kennedy says that he will ask the Congress of the United States to act, to make a commitment it has not fully made in this century to the proposition that race has no place in the American life or law. The President talks about the necessary measures that Congress can provide. President Kennedy, in his speech, asks the Congress to enact legislation giving all Americans the right to be served the facilities which are open to the public. He talks about, and scenes are shown from his recent meeting with business leaders in the white house, together with Vice President Lyndon Johnson, as Kennedy urged them to take voluntary action to end workplace discrimination. The business leaders in a large room of the White House. The President says that he has also asked the Congress to authorize the Federal Government to participate more fully in lawsuits designed to end segregation in public education. He also speaks about giving employment to negroes. President Kennedy, in his speech, pays tribute to those citizens of the North and South who have been working in their communities to make life better for all. The President asks for support of all the citizens so that discrimination can be removed. Many television cameras and cameramen. The President gets up from the desk and leaves.
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