Jfk Civil Rights Speech Analysis

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The Civil Rights Address was given on July 11, 1963, by John F. Kennedy from the Oval Office, White House, Washington, D.C.. John F. Kennedy said “It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened,” he believed in equal rights and wanted America to fulfill what he believed. The speech was given because there was a rise in conflict in between whites and blacks and the courts, “Many Americans still supported segregation and were reluctant to acknowledge racial injustice. However, months of escalating conflict that included massive demonstrations, police repression, and even deaths of activists and other citizens, compelled Kennedy to take a…show more content…
John F. Kennedy's speech is one of the major impacts on equality today, “Today, we are committed to a worldwide struggle to promote and protect the rights of all who wish to be free. … It ought to be possible, in short, for every American to enjoy the privileges of being American without regard to his race or his color.” Nearly 90% of African Americans were enslaved in the 18oos but today nearly none are enslaved or being illegally held. “Today, there are blacks unemployed, two or three times as many compared to whites inadequate education, moving into large cities, unable to find work, young people particularly out of work without hope , denied almost today the right to attend a State university even though qualified” kennedy stated in the civil rights address but in America today the percent or unemployment is 9.5%. “We preach freedom around the world,and we mean it and we cherish our freedom here at home , but are we to say the world, and much more importantly, to each other that this is the free land except
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