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McCarthy, Eugene [Circular letter from McCarthy for President campaign and RPM: Martin Luther King Jr., March 16, 1968 Speaks to the California Democratic Council] [Decimalized .01-.02]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09641.15 Author/Creator: McCarthy, Eugene Place Written: Los Angeles, CA Type: Header Record Date: 16 March 1968 Pagination: 2 items.

Summary of Content: One circular letter campaigning to Senator Eugene McCarthy to be elected as president. A quote by Martin Luther King Jr. is used. Housed separately is a recording of Dr. King's speech to the California Democratic Council. (found in Folder 5)

Background Information: Eugene McCarthy was a U.S. Senator from Minnesota who ran a presidential campaign in 1968. He emerged as the Democratic candidate challenging the incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson who was ...involved with the Vietnam War when no other Democrat, namely Robert F. Kennedy would.

Martin Luther King Jr., spoke at the California Democratic Council in Anaheim on March 16, 1968 about 19 days before he would be assassinated. His speech covered topics of anti-Vietnam War sentiment, poverty in the country and in the economic inequality between black and white Americans.
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People: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
McCarthy, Eugene, 1916-2005

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: Civil RightsCampaignsElectionAfrican American HistorySegregationRace discrimination

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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