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Civil Rights and the General Election Campaign

Edmund F. Kallina

in Kennedy v. Nixon

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034850
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038599 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813034850.003.0008
Civil Rights and the General Election Campaign

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As the presidential debates ended in rancor over Cuba, another event that attracted relatively little attention at the time influenced the presidential race and symbolized a rising issue that would loom large in American politics in the 1960s. The event was the jailing of Martin Luther King Jr. The subsequent turmoil over it infused civil rights into the presidential campaign and offered a portent of things to come.

Keywords: civil rights; general election; presidential campaign; American politics; Martin Luther King Jr; African American

Chapter.  10274 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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