Kennedy, Robert F. (1925-1968) to Jackie Robinson
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One typed letter addressed to Jackie Robinson dated May 11, 1961 from Robert F. Kennedy. Kennedy writes to Robinson commending him for his work related to civil rights. "We intend to follow through with vigorous enforcement of the civil rights laws and I believe we will make progress. However, the record will speak for itself three or four years from now. You will make a judgment and so will the people of the United States, as well as those overseas. You have made a great contribution in the civil rights field and you can be of considerable assistance in seeing that we keep moving ahead."
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