The President: Another preoccupation of the Kennedy White House is the
struggle of African-Americans for equal treatment. On June 11, 1963,
the President orders Alabama Governor George Wallace to cease and desist
from obstructing black students from attending the University of Alabama.
Above: That night, the President delivers a major televised address
on civil rights saying, "It ought to be possible...for every American
to enjoy the privileges of being American without regard to his race