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President Kennedy Hails School Desegregation in South

Oct. 6, 1961 - President Kennedy today hailed the progress in desegregating schools in Memphis, New Orleans, and elsewhere. He said that for the the third time this fall, he had the good fortune to call the nation's attention to the progress being made "in the peaceful and voluntary desegregation of our schools in compliance with the mandate of the Constitution." The statement continued: "The way in which our citizens are meeting their responsibilities under the law in Memphis, New Orleans, and elsewhere reflects credit on the U.S. throughout the world.”


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