Analysis Of John F. Kennedy's Death In Disguise
Many remember November 22nd, 1963, as a traumatic, devastating day: parents lost a son, siblings lost a brother, a wife lost a husband, kids lost a father, nieces and nephews lost an uncle, and the United States lost a president. On this day, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was riding in a motorcade on Dallas’ Dealey Plaza when bullets were shot hitting him in the neck, throat, and head. After being rushed to the hospital, Kennedy was unfortunately announced dead (“November 22, 1963: Death of the President 2”). To this day, countless conspiracies — as to what happened, who shot Kennedy, and who was working behind the scenes with the shooter—have arose. Multiple theorists have decided that the blame lies on Lee Harvey Oswald; however, …show more content…
They were getting the shorter end of the stick politically, socially, and economically. Courts were working under a separate but equal policy that allowed for desegregation of blacks and whites. Black’s right to vote was being taken away through poll taxes and literacy tests. Chances of African Americans being able to attend school were slim to none. Even being treated the same as white in public facilities was rare. Many times college students participated in sit-ins only to be disrespected by the workers.
JFK strongly supported the Civil Rights Movement. His support of African American 's equality gave him many more votes that soon made him president. In return, “African Americans had high expectations for the new administration” (“John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum”). Therefore, JFK decided to make one of his plans to be integration (“John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum”).
Furthermore, JFK had an ally with a major civil rights activist: Martin Luther King Jr. MLK participated in many integrating boycotts — some leading him to jail. Kennedy once reached out to King 's wife expressing his concern and support. To African Americans, this was seen as a positive step toward integration and equality. This led them to be more proactive to get equality (“The Christian Science