Sen. Edward Kennedy meets with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Charles Evers
Sen. Edward Kennedy meets with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Charles Evers
Original caption: Sen. Edward Kennedy was greeted here on August 8, 1966 in Jackson, Mississippi, by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (L) and Mississippi NAACP Field Director Charles Evers (R) as he arrived for a speech to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He told the group the U.S. should spend as much creating equal opportunities for Negroes as it does in Vietnam. (UPI Photo/Files)
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