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Statement on the John F. Kennedy assassination

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Author: King, Martin Luther, Jr.

Date: November 22, 1963

Location: Atlanta, Ga.?

Genre: Press Release

Topic: Martin Luther King, Jr. - Political and Social Views


I am shocked and griefstricken at the tragic assassination of President Kennedy. He was a great and dedicated President. His death is a great loss to America and the world. The finest tribute that the American people can pay to the late President Kennedy is to implement the progressive policies that he sought to initiate in foreign and domestic relations.

Source: MLKJP-GAMK, Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers (Series I-IV), Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Inc., Atlanta, Ga., Vault box 2.

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