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Beyond the Playing Field -
Jackie Robinson, Civil Rights Advocate

LETTER
JACKIE ROBINSON TO PRESIDENT LYNDON B. JOHNSON
APRIL 18, 1967

Although Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the most prominent spokesman for civil rights, other movement leaders, including A. Philip Randolph, James Farmer, and Julian Bond, actively opposed the war in Vietnam or at least resented the increased amount of Federal money going toward the conflict--resources that otherwise could be spent on domestic problems. Some, like Robinson, believed that King's open opposition endangered the credibility of the movement as charges of Communist infiltration continued to be leveled by white conservatives. Polarization and disillusionment seemed to be taking place in every sector of society.


Letter to President Johnson
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File: EX-HU 2 2/4/67-5/31/67


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