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By Clayborne Carson

Utilizing Stanford University's voluminous choice of archival fabric, together with formerly unpublished writings, interviews, recordings, and correspondence, King pupil Clayborne Carson has built a awesome first-person account of Dr. King's outstanding existence.

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I will not support yet want in my middle that a similar form of ability and devotion which invoice Ming and Hubert Delaney accorded to me will be to be had to hundreds of thousands of civil rights staff, to hundreds of thousands of standard Negroes, who're on a daily basis dealing with prejudiced courtrooms. 15 ATLANTA ARREST AND PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS I worry that there's a dearth of imaginative and prescient in our executive, an absence of a feeling of historical past and real morality. JUNE 23, 1960 King discusses civil rights with presidential candidate Senator John F. Kennedy OCTOBER 19 Is arrested at Atlanta sit-in OCTOBER 25 fees are dropped for sit-in arrest yet King is held for violating probation for prior site visitors offense and transferred to Reidsville country legal OCTOBER 26 Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy calls Coretta Scott King to precise sympathy and provide advice; Robert Kennedy calls Georgia governor S. Ernest Vandiver and decide Oscar Mitchell looking King’s liberate on bail OCTOBER 27 King’s legal professional Donald L. Hollowell arranges unencumber from criminal NOVEMBER 1 King applauds Senator Kennedy for help NOVEMBER eight Kennedy wins shut election, receiving robust aid from black electorate My first touch with John Kennedy was once while he was once a senator looking the nomination for President. For a number of months, we had attempted to determine a gathering and each time i may pass he used to be away. eventually we labored out an engagement at his condo in long island. That was once June of 1960, a few month sooner than the conference. We talked for approximately an hour over the breakfast desk. i used to be very frank approximately what i presumed: that there has been a necessity for a robust govt management and that we hadn’t gotten this through the Eisenhower management. If we didn’t get it within the new management, we might be set again much more. i used to be very inspired via the forthright and sincere demeanour during which he mentioned the civil rights query, and together with his hindrance and his willingness to profit extra approximately civil rights. I particularly pointed out a necessity for an government order outlawing discrimination in federally assisted housing. I additionally pointed out to him the necessity for powerful civil rights laws, and that i under pressure vote casting matters simply because we have been deeply concerned at the moment in voter registration drives and had encountered a few problems in states like Alabama and Mississippi. As I keep in mind, he agreed with all of these items. He agreed that there has been a necessity for powerful government management and that this had now not existed, and he felt if he bought the nomination and was once elected he might supply this type of management. He guaranteed me additionally that he felt the complete query of definitely the right to vote used to be a key and simple, and that this is able to be one of many fast issues that he may check out. He stated that he had voted continually for civil rights. I raised the query with him approximately 1957, while he voted opposed to what we regarded as an important component to the civil rights invoice. He stated that considering that that point, if he needed to face the difficulty back, he may opposite his place simply because a number of the advancements through the sitin circulation had pointed up the injustices and indignities that Negroes have been dealing with everywhere in the South, and for that reason he had reevaluated lots of this stuff.

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