KENNEDY'S EVOLUTION ON CIVIL RIGHTS
From the 1949 Housing Act to the 1963 March on Washington
Kennedy signs the landmark 1961 Housing Act, with Lyndon Johnson behind him and Robert Weaver, administrator of the Housing and Home Finance Agency, three people to Johnson's right.
Why This Site?
This site was created for the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History's Summer 2015 class "The Kennedy Presidency." It gives background on how Kennedy's classically liberal economic and social policies laid the groundwork for his relative openness to the civil rights movement toward the end of his presidency.