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Kennedy, King, Shuttlesworth and Walker: The Events Leading to the Introduction of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
University of San Francisco Law Review, Vol. 29, No. 645, 1995 (1995)
  • David B Oppenheimer
Abstract
On April 1, 1963 President John F. Kennedy was firmly opposed to the introduction of a civil rights bill. Seven weeks later, on May 20, he directed the DOJ to draft a bill. This article discusses the direct action campaign in Birmingham Alabama that led President Kennedy to change his mind. That campaign, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in association with Rev. Frederick Lee Shuttlesworth and Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker, was a turning point in American legal and social history.
Keywords
  • Civil Rights,
  • Discrimination Law,
  • Legal History
Disciplines
Publication Date
1995
Citation Information
David B Oppenheimer. "Kennedy, King, Shuttlesworth and Walker: The Events Leading to the Introduction of the Civil Rights Act of 1964" University of San Francisco Law Review, Vol. 29, No. 645, 1995 (1995)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_oppenheimer/12/