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Kennedy Meets Civil Rights Leaders Ornament

Kennedy Meets Civil Rights Leaders Ornament
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White House Christmas Ornament is proud to present the President Kennedy Meets Civil Rights Leaders Holiday Ornament. The front of the ornament features a hand colorized photo by a local Washingtonian artist of President John F. Kennedy and Civil Rights Leaders: Roy Wilkins, A. Philip Randolph, Walter Reuther, Whitney Young, Floyd McKissick, Eugene Carson Blake, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., John Lewis, and other unidentified participants. Underneath is a red ribbon scroll with the words "Kennedy Meets Civil Rights Leaders." The back of the ornament features the following text:


August 28, 1963

After Martin Luther King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy met with organizers of the "Civil Rights March on Washington D.C." in the White House.


This day is credited as the turning point that help pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Three months later President Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963. Five years later Reverend King was assassinated on April 4, 1968.

This is the second in our series of ornaments manufactured in the Washington DC area to help businesses affected to by the Covid-19 pandemic shutdown. The price reflects the original 13 colonies and the 50 states today. We hope you enjoy this ornament as much as we do. Own a Moment of History. Order your ornament today.

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