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CORE Members at March on Washington

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CORE, the Congress On Racial Equality, was one of the civil rights groups that sent members to Washington D.C. to take part in the March on Washington. April 28, 1963.

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  • Brown v. Board of Education Ruling
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  • Rodney King Responds to Los Angeles Riot
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  • Booker T. Washington on Race Relations
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  • John F. Kennedy on Desegregation at Ole Miss
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    When Mississippi Gov. Ross Barnett refused to comply with the U.S. Supreme Court ruling demanding desegregation at the University of Mississippi and the admittance of James Meredith, President John F. Kennedy was forced to intervene. In his address to the nation on September 30, 1962, Kennedy explains his decision to federalize the state national guard in order to maintain law and order while Meredith registers at the college.

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