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Release Date: Thursday, November 21, 2013 4:58 PM
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Howard University Remembers JFK

Remarks of Senator John F. Kennedy, Howard University, Washington, DC
(October 7, 1960)

Senator KENNEDY. Mr. Robinson, Congressman Bolling, Mrs. Lawson, Mr. Reeves, ladies, and gentlemen, I regret that the Republican member has not shown up as yet to debate with Congressman Bolling or Mr. Nixon. I would like to present their case for them. [Laughter.] But I would rather speak for our case. I would also rather address myself to the matter which is before you. I am confident that Congressman Bolling has done this effectivdy because I know no one in the Congress over a long period of time, even before his period in the Congress, who has shown greater responsibility and vigor in extending the benefits of our constitutional system to all Americans. Therefore, I am delighted and honored that he would ...more


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Article written by Dean Pollard

Courtesy of Moorland-Spingarn Research Center Howard University Archives



Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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