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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.

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A Memphis jury’s UNANIMOUS verdict on December 8, 1999 RULED that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated by a conspiracy that included agencies of his own government. Almost 32 years after King’s murder at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis on April 4, 1968, a court extended the circle of responsibility for the assassination beyond the late scapegoat James Earl Ray to the United States government.

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I don't think Malcolm X was the greatest role model, but these words ring true.

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Kennedy meeting in the Oval Office with African American leaders after the March on Washington for civil rights.

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Martin Luther King assassinated, (prior to this his impact has begun to weaken) King's work before his death was to prove the catalyst for the Civil Rights legislation that followed, however just because laws were being put into place didn't mean that attitudes were going to change with them. King's legacy continued after his death.

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Such a moving photograph. I like to think this is the moment Bobby Kennedy realized his obligation to justice, civil rights and social equality.

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from TIME.com

The Lessons of J.F.K

John F Kennedy Navy lieutenant, senator, pulitzer prize winning author, president, champion of civil rights, commander and chief who stood down Kruschev, and pushed us to go to the moon

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Martin Luther King, Jr. and Civil Rights Leaders with Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, 22 June 1963

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