JFK, MLK, and RFK: 1960-1968, Part 2

Marian Wright Edelman, founder and chairman of the Children’s Defense Fund and an organizer of Dr. King’s Poor… read more

Marian Wright Edelman, founder and chairman of the Children’s Defense Fund and an organizer of Dr. King’s Poor People’s March; Peter Edelman, aide to Robert F. Kennedy; and Elaine Jones, former president of the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund participated in the second panel of a forum titled “JFK, MLK, and RFK: 1960-1968.” They discussed the years 1963 to 1968 as well as the continuing relationship between Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy concerning civil rights. The panelists also spoke about Reverend King and Senator Kennedy’s growing opposition to the Vietnam War. Following their discussion, the panelists responded to questions and comments from members of the audience.

NPR’s Senior Correspondent Juan Williams moderated the panel. A brief video clip of Robert Kennedy’s April 1968 speech on Martin Luther King, Jr.s death was shown. close

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  • Jones, Elaine R. President and General Counsel (Former) NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Shattuck, John Chief Executive Officer Kennedy (John F.) Presidential Library Foundation
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Location:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Nov 24, 2005
Last Aired:
Jan 16, 2007

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  • Nov 24, 2005 | 2:37pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 28, 2005 | 8:24pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 01, 2005 | 4:54am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 01, 2005 | 11:35am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 16, 2006 | 1:26pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 15, 2007 | 12:40pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 16, 2007 | 12:40am EST | C-SPAN 3
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