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Item Number: 998AU0834
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Item is Copyrighted - It is not available outside the VNCA building
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Eisenhower Press Conference Satire Kennedy Dallas Press Conference Kennedy Inauguration Speech Martin Luther King, Jr., 1957 James Meredity, 1960 Watt-Radicals, 1965 Jack Armstrong in Peruo Lone Ranger, Sergeant Preston and Yukon King Terry and the Pirates, Famous Jury Trial Dangerous Association and Mr. Keene Gang Busters (Copyright Material) This audio file contains recordings of John F. Kennedy's inaugural address containing the famous line 'ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.' Kennedy's term as president of the United States had numerous victories like the inception of the Peace Corps. However, Kennedy was also confronted with challenges like the failure of America's invasion at the Bay of Pigs in Cuba and the building of the Berlin Wall by Nikita Khrushchev. Martin Luther King Jr. is also heard during his 'I Have A Dream' speech in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963. Martin Luther King's subsequent death in Tennessee was reported to the nation rather quickly. A Duke Ellington concert occurring in New York's Carnegie Hall was postponed indefinitely, demonstrating the national feeling of shock and loss. In an interview with Dan Rather, Whitney Young, executive directive of the National Urban League, states that Dr. King 'has more faith in the goodness of America, than America has in itself.' Whitney Young discusses the possible repercussions of King's death with Roy Wilkins, the executive director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). His death underscored the need for America to pass the Civil Rights Bill. King's death also caused violence and riots. This violence can be seen in the four-day Watts riots in Los Angeles, California. His legacy, however, was that real change can occur through nonviolent means and that America's identity lay in its people as a whole, not in its separate racial identities. Ultimately, Dr. King's death inspired America to continue the civil rights movement. In an effort to break segregation in America, the first black college student, James Meredith, was admitted to the University of Mississippi. Meredith's entrance to the University required federal marshals, tear gas, the National Guard, and regular army troops. During the associated protests to Meredith's admittance to the University of Mississippi, three people were killed and many were injured. This audio file contains multiple excerpts from early twentieth-century radio shows. These excerpts are separated into different genres, including children's adventure series like 'Jack Armstrong, The All-American Boy,' 'Yukon King,' 'The Lone Ranger,' and 'The Shadow,' mysteries like 'Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons,' 'Johnny Dollar,' and 'The Whistler,' and contemporary fiction based on real police case histories like 'Gangbusters.'

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998AU0834, Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 06 Jan 2003 [Updated: 20 Nov 2013]