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McCarthy, Eugene [Circular letter from McCarthy for President campaign]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09641.15.01 Author/Creator: McCarthy, Eugene Place Written: Los Angeles, CA Type: Document Date: 16 March 1968 Pagination: 1 p. ; 27.9 x 18.5 cm.

Summary of Content: One undated circular letter of the McCarthy for President campaign. Item lists his stances on human rights, jobs, education, housing and civil rights. Includes a quote from Martin Luther King Jr., from a CDC meeting on March 16, 1968.

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.

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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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