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JFK Proposes Sweeping Civil Rights Legislation June 19, 1963

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JFK Proposes Sweeping Civil Rights Legislation June 19, 1963

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    In May of 1963, the black community of Birmingham, Alabama, under the leadership of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., organized freedom demonstrations to demand the desegregation of schools, restaurants, and other public facilities. After violent confrontations between the freedom marchers and Birmingham officials, President Kennedy decided to take action on a national level.

    In a special television broadcasts on June 11, 1963, President Kennedy proclaimed that the problem of discrimination against blacks in America must be solved. He said, "This nation for all its hopes and all it boast will not be fully free until its citizens are free." To resolve the crisis, the President promised to introduce sweeping civil rights legislation.

    True to his word, President Kennedy called on Congress to enact a comprehensive civil rights bill on June 19, 1963. Kennedy's program outlawed discrimination in public places such as hotels, restaurants, and retail stores. The controversial legislation also authorize the Attorney General of United States to sue public schools that remain segregated and called for increased educational and employment opportunities for blacks.

    President Kennedy proposed that Congress stay in session until the major legislation was enacted. If the bill was not passed, he warned, all of America's peace and prosperity would be at risk. Although the president was assassinated before the Congress could complete work on the legislation, Kennedy's civil rights act was passed in 1964.

    The historic US mint stamp on this Panel was issued in 1963 to mark up the centennial of the issuance of President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and was designed by George Olden and V.S. Mccloskey, Jr. This Panel is postmarked in Washington, DC on June 19, the exact anniversary of the day President Kennedy called on Congress to enact his sweeping civil rights legislation.

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