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President Eisenhower with Civil Rights Leaders

In this photograph, taken by Abbie Rowe on June 23, 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower receives a group of civil rights leaders in the Oval Office. The leaders met with President Eisenhower to present a program of nine recommendations to aid in the relief of racial tension, violence, and discrimination. The group also commended President Eisenhower for mobilizing the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army to escort and protect African American students during the Little Rock Crisis, as well as his role in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1957. Pictured in this photograph from left to right: Lester B. Granger, executive secretary, National Urban League; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., president, Southern Christian Leadership Conference; E. Frederic Morrow, presidential executive assistant and speechwriter; President Eisenhower; A. Philip Randolph, international president, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters; Attorney General William P. Rogers; Rocco C. Siciliano, special assistant to the president for personnel management; and Roy Wilkins, president, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Abbie Rowe
Date of Work
June 23, 1958
Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum/NARA