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Boston Post

newspaper which hired Robert Kennedy as a foreign correspondent, following his graduation from Harvard.

Teamsters Union

National union of transportation workers, headed, during the Kennedy years, by Jimmy Hoffa, a man who was the target of Robert Kennedy's relentless investigation

UAW

United Auto Workers Union, headed by Walter Reuther during the Kennedy years, a union Robert Kennedy felt had far less corruption than the Teamsters

Brown v. Board of Education

Monumental Supreme Court case in 1954 in which school segregation was declared unconstitutional

Commission on Equal Employment Opportunity

A commission begun by President Kennedy to research inequity in employment and to propose solutions to guarantee affirmative action in government and within any company receiving government contracts.

SCLC

Southern Christian Leadership Conference—the civil rights organization founded by Dr. Martin Luther King

Ole Miss

Nickname for the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi and site of a...

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