John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK) was born May 29 1917 in Brookline Massachusetts. He was in the navy during world war 2, and he was awarded some metals including the Purple Heart. He was inaugurated January 20 1961, he only served 2 years. During his short presidency he helped get to the moon, he helped deal with the nuclear missile crisis, and he helped abolish segregation. He was assassinated November 22 1963 by Lee Harvey Oswald, while riding through Dallas, Texas.
Although John F. Kennedy did do a lot for civil rights, He tried to make laws to end segregation in schools and allow voting, but people in congress who believe otherwise would not let the laws pass.
the civil rights act of 1964 is a law that outlawed any discrimination due to sex, religion, race . It also outlaws school segregation, or racial segregation. It was originally proposed by John F. Kennedy but it was turned down, but the next year Lyndon B. Johnson pushed it forward.
the act effected all of the United States, most people in the south didn’t agree with the act but segregation soon ended in all sates.
In 1964 the civil rights act was made which outlawed racial segregation, segregation in schools, and much more. Along with the act being a huge part in the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr was awarded the Nobel peace prize
Martin Luther King jr has been awarded the Nobel peace prize!