Make America Great, Du Bois-style: Unsent petition to JFK asks for sweeping changes

Written Jan 18, 2018 by Heather Bellow in The Berkshire Eagle

Nearly 50 years ago, someone wanted a U.S. president to make America great.

A hard-hitting petition written in 1961 by W.E.B. Du Bois to John F. Kennedy — but never sent — mapped out what Du Bois said was the way to gain the world’s respect, and told Kennedy that African-Americans held great hope that he would make fast and sweeping changes, like ending states’ rights that allowed racism and brutality to fester.

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