The meeting was led by Don Hallmark and featured the following speakers: Montgomery Mayor Earl James, Dr. Henry Lyon of Highland Avenue Baptist Church, Montgomery Citizens' Council Chairman Carl Herbert Lancaster, and Alabama Attorney General...
In the first letter, written January 26, 1959, Kennedy refers to Patterson's recent inauguration speech: "I enjoyed having an opportunity to read it and feel that it enabled me to get to know you a little better." He compliments several of...
In the message Patterson discusses the Freedom Riders who recently entered Monroe, North Carolina. He criticizes Kennedy's "encouragement of these lawless groups" and asks him to change his position: "Once again, I call on you to take a public...
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