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June 15 - Telegram from Jackie Robinson to President John F. Kennedy, June 15, 1963

Former baseball champion Jackie Robinson went on to promote the cause of civil rights from his position as a prominent executive of the Chock Full o'Nuts Corporation. In this telegram to President Kennedy dated June 15, 1963, he laments the recent murder of Medgar Evars and implores the President to halt the escalating violence.