On May 6, 1961 Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy delivered the Law Day Address at the University of Georgia Law School. While there is an official version of the speech found at the National Archives there are other markedly different versions.
One of the four cases combined into Brown v. Board of Education. The other three were Briggs v. Elliott (filed in South Carolina), Gebhart v. Belton (filed in Delaware), and Bolling v. Sharpe (filed in Washington D.C.).
April 7, 1961 The President urged the people of the United States to observe Monday, May 1, 1961, as Law Day, U.S.A., with suitable ceremonies.
Books by and about Robert F. Kennedy
During the speech, Attorney General Kennedy highlighted three "major areas of difficulty within the
purview of my responsibilities that sap our national strength, that weaken
our people, that require our immediate attention." These included
organized crime, corrupt practices in business and by unions, and civil rights which included
school desegregation. These would continue to be areas of focus for the rest of his professional life.
The Enemy Within: The Mcclellan Committee's Crusade Against Jimmy Hoffa And Corrupt Labor Unions (1960) - Robert F. Kennedy
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Civil Rights and the South: A Symposium (1963) - Robert F. Kennedy
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The Pursuit of Justice (1965) - Robert F. Kennedy
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"An Honorable Profession": A Tribute to Robert F. Kennedy (1968) - Pierre Salinger
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The Spirit of Robert F. Kennedy - Sue G. Hall
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Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis (1969) - Robert F. Kennedy