Kennedy and Nixon talk about racial prejudice in the presidential campaign during a presidential election debate in the U.S.
United States USA Date:1960, October 13 Duration:3 min 4 sec Sound:Yes
The third Kennedy-Nixon Presidential Debate in the United States. Roscoe Drummond of New York Herald Tribune asks Democratic candidate Senator John F Kennedy to comment on the purpose of the secret domestic militant organization Ku Klux Klan (KKK) in the presidential campaigns. Kennedy answers that the head of the Ku Klux Klan in a statement stated that he would vote for Nixon and not him. Kennedy states that he has never suggested that Nixon has slightest sympathy and involvement with the Ku Klux Klan. Republican candidate U.S. Vice President Richard M Nixon states that it is the Americans who will choose the President. He states that elections are not any test of religion, race but test of a man. He states that Communism is the enemy of all religions and he opposes the Klan organization. He concludes, early in the civil rights movement, that if civilians believe in America they cannot have religious or racial prejudice in the presidential campaign.
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