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JFK's impact on black history

President John F. Kennedy delivers a speech on television and radio on September 30, 1962. The president asked that the University of Mississippi students, and state residents, accept the enrollment of African-American student James H. Meredith. 30 Sep 1962, Washington, DC, USA --- Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS

JFK's impact on black history

Yahoo News

Not that many years ago, three portraits hung in thousands of African-American homes, a visual tribute to men who had helped black people navigate the long journey to equality.

There was Jesus, who represented unconditional hope, strength and love. There was Martin Luther King Jr., who personified the moral crusade that ended legal segregation. And then there was President John F. Kennedy. (AP)
Here are a few poignant moments reflecting JFK's fight for civil rights.