DEMOCRATS: Through the Roadblock

Long before federal troops flew into Little Rock, Massachusetts' Democratic Senator John Kennedy, an undeclared but unabashed candidate for his party's presidential nomination in 1960, accepted an invitation to speak to Mississippi Young Democrats at Jackson, in the deepest of the Deep South. But ever since Arkansas' Governor Orval Faubus kicked over the Democratic civil rights applecart, Kennedy's Southern friends have been begging him to back out. Their argument: anything Kennedy would say that was faintly conciliatory to the South would be used against him in the North, yet if he spoke the Northern view...

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