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From John F. Kennedy

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Author: Kennedy, John F.

Date: November 10, 1959

Location: Washington, D.C.

Genre: Letter


During the fall of 1959 Marjorie Lawson, a supporter of presidential hopeful Kennedy, attempted several times to arrange a meeting between King and the Massachusetts senator.1 They met in June 1960.2

Rev. Martin Luther King
454 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, Alabama

Dear Rev. King:

Our mutual friend, Mrs. Marjorie McKenzie Lawson, has suggested to me that you might be interested in the enclosed statement concerning my record in civil rights and race relations.

Mrs. Lawson has suggested further that we put your name on our mailing list to receive other material which we send out from time to time.

With every good wish, and in appreciation for your interest, I am

John F. Kennedy

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Enclosure 1

1. See King to Lawson, 4 September 1959, pp. 276-277 in this volume, and Lawson to King, 18 November 1959.

2. See King to Chester Bowles, 24 June 1960, pp. 478-480 in this volume.

Source: MLKP-MBU, Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers, 1954-1968, Boston University, Boston, Mass.

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