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JENNIFER LEIGH WHITE COMPETES IN MISS TENNESSEE PAGEANT 2011

June 19, 2011


JENNIFER LEIGH WHITE COMPETES IN MISS TENNESSEE PAGEANT 2011


Miss Historic Jonesborough 2011, Jennifer Leigh White, daughter of John & Beverly White of Knoxville, Tennessee, competed in the Miss Tennessee Pageant 2011 in Jackson, Tennessee.


While Miss White was not one of the finalists, she represented the “oldest town in Tennessee” very well & made her parents proud.


She is a graduate student at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee.


              Jennifer Leigh White 
  Miss Historic Jonesborough 2011
        Evening Gown Competition
                 June 17, 2011
            Photo by Bryan Huff

June 19, 1963


JFK SENDS CIVIL RIGHTS BILL TO CONGRESS


President John F. Kennedy sent his Civil Rights proposals of 1963 to Capitol Hill today with the request that this legislation be passed before the end of the year.


The President said:


“The time has come for the Congress to join with the executive & judicial branches in making it clear to all that race has no place in American life or law.”


JFK wants voting rights assured & constitutionally mandated school desegregation continued as well as equal access to public facilities.


He also said:


“Justice requires us to insure the blessings of liberty for all Americans….above all because it is right.”*


*Congress will adjourn on December 30 having not taken a vote on JFK’s civil rights proposals.



                     John F. Kennedy
         Official White House Portrait


June 19, 1962


JFK MEETS WITH AUSSIE PM


President Kennedy met today at the White House with Australian Prime Minister Robert G. Menzies.


The two leaders discussed the current situation in Southeast Asia, the effects on Australian-American trade if England should join the European Economic Community & possible solutions to the problems that might arise in such a case.



Robert Menzies & Bob McNamara (1964)

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