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Kennedy, Robert F. (1925-1968) to Jackie Robinson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09754.09 Author/Creator: Kennedy, Robert F. (1925-1968) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Typed letter signed Date: 29 October 1963 Pagination: 1 p. ; 26.5 x 20.4 cm.

One typed letter addressed to Jackie Robinson dated October 29, 1963 from Robert F. Kennedy. Kennedy expresses his gratitude of Robinson's efforts to open schools in Prince Edward County.

Prince Edward County closed the public school system in 1959 to avoid classroom desegregation for five years. Private schools were established for white children where the funding was established through state and tax credits. Black children were either home-schooled or through the Society of Friends.

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