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Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954 - 1963 - Chapter 10, The Kennedy Transition, Summary & Analysis

Taylor Branch
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Chapter 10, The Kennedy Transition, Summary and Analysis

In Nashville shortly after the election, John Lewis went to a restaurant with three friends for hamburgers. The waitress poured water and cleanser over their heads and on their food. Lewis returned later that afternoon with James Bevel and asked for the manager, and was told the restaurant was about to close for fumigation. The manager then locked the two men inside and turned on the fumigation machine. The manager later returned to release them, but only after the fire department and a reporter had arrived. King in the meantime had gone to Nigeria and returned to find Daddy King joining a group of student protestors walking a picket line in front of the downtown department stores.

Kennedy took office on a snowy day. King had little contact with Kennedy during this transition because King's name was too volatile...

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