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RFK to Clergy: Help Fight Racial Discrimination

July 21, 1961 - Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy today urged the nation's clergymen, especially those in the South, to take a more active role in fighting racial discrimination. The President's brother was quoted by a delegation of clergymen as having said: "I do not see how anyone can wear a collar and not speak out against this evil." The delegation was composed of seven clergymen, white and Negro ministers of several denominations and one rabbi. The seven flew to Washington after nine colleagues had been arrested last night in the segregated waiting room of the municipal airport at Jackson, Miss.


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