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President Kennedy Updated on Dr. King’s Arrest

July 11, 1962 - President Kennedy has asked for a report on the arrest at Albany, Ga., yesterday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other integration leaders. Pierre Salinger, White House press secretary, said today that the President had requested the report from Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. The President, while a candidate, had interceded on Dr. King’s behalf in October 1960, when the minister was incarcerated on a separate case. The Attorney General was in touch, both yesterday and today, with various officials in Georgia about the arrests.

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