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Shock slap: Julian Bond calls JFK a 'do-nothing president' on civil rights

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Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets,History,Martin Luther King,Civil Rights,JFK,Race and Diversity
Former President John F. Kennedy, considered a friend of Martin Luther King Jr., was disinterested in and naive about civil rights, a weak leader whose death 50 years ago helped pave the way for a surprisingly strong Civil Rights Act from Lyndon Johnson, according to Julian Bond, the former NAACP president. In a blunt assessment of JFK as a "do-nothing president," Bond recalled that black...