Frank Sinatra was a big activist in the civil rights movement, refusing to stay at hotels that didn't allow "Blacks". Even using his mafia ties to help get labor unions behind JFK because he knew they shared the same opinions on equal rights.

Frank Sinatra was a big activist in the civil rights movement, refusing to stay at hotels that didn't allow "Blacks". Even using his mafia ties to help get labor unions behind JFK because he knew they shared the same opinions on equal rights. Who knew?

It's time to unite & rise up against illusions of democracy, we are Americans, we shall not settle for any pretense. We must end oligarchy & empower ourselves. It is time to realize, we are the ones we've been waiting for. #TheTimeIsNow

Kennedy was the US president from 1961 to He was assassinated during his presidency. JFK believed in equal rights and making everything fair in his country.

JFK, Freedom Riders and the Civil Rights Movement Lesson Plan: covers the Freedom Riders' influence on the Kennedy Administration, the Birmingham Movement, and the March on Washington #ccss #civilrights

The story behind a courageous band of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South. Basin PBS premiered the documentary Freedom Riders in

Robert F. Kennedy speaking to a Civil Rights crowd in front of the Justice Department building, June 1963.

Attorney General kkkkRobert F. Kennedy speaking to a Civil Rights crowd in front of the Justice Department building,Washington, DC, USA, June 1963 / Source: Library of Congress

JFK is well known for advancing civil rights and launching the drive for a bill that he hoped would end segregation.

Jonathan F. Kennedy was a great man. This is a question we should all ask ourselves.

President Lyndon Johnson, after signing the Civil Rights Act, gives the first pen to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr receives the first pen from President Lyndon Johnson, after signing the Civil Rights Act.

AND... JFK said, "though change is unsettling. Still, even in the turbulence of protest and struggle is greater hope for the future, as men learn to claim and achieve for themselves the rights formerly petitioned from others"

Some people think that all Martin Luther jr. Doing was for civil rights. I personally believe that he was for a thing that is fading year by year. Freedom for EVERYONE no matter your race, religion ECt.

JFK's Civil Rights Speech Transformed National Debate

JFK's Civil Rights Speech Transformed National Debate

On June President John F. Kennedy gave his Civil Rights Address, calling for the legislation that later became the

JFK announcing civil rights legislation.

JFK - Civil Rights - June 1963 - Part There is no place in our evolved society for discrimination of any kind anywhere at any time anymore.

Tobacco Road. But there’s also sober history, from Wild-West Tombstone and Bonnie and Clyde’s death site, to the Dallas intersection where JFK was assassinated, to the streets of Selma, where the civil rights movement burst forth onto the nation’s front pages. Best of all, many of the most fascinating places along the way remain refreshingly free of the slick promotion that greets you in more-established tourist destinations. The relatively low profile of tourism here, and the fact that only…

Southern Pacific route map - July 2014 starting in Dallas going west. Will go the east part of the route later.

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