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As Attorney General, on July 2, 1964, Robert F. Kennedy wrote to Clarence Mitchell thanking his friend for the condolences expressed over the loss of his brother, President Kennedy. In the note (obviously typed by an RFK staffer), Robert Kennedy crosses out "Mr. Mitchell" and handwrites "Clarence." He also signed the letter "Bob." RFK included a JFK prayer card with the note which is herein included.

The lot also contains the High Catholic Mass for the burial of Robert Francis Kennedy and a candid enlarged color photograph of Robert Kennedy at the funeral of Medgar Evers.

From the collection of Michael Mitchell, who is the son of Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. (known as the 101st United States Senator, considered the principal architect of the civil rights legislation of the 1950s and 1960s, awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom from United States President Jimmy Carter, and former Ambassador to the 75th General Assembly of the United Nations) and Juanita Jackson Mitchell (first African American woman to practice law in Maryland, filed lawsuits which resulted in the desegregation of schools, beaches and places of public accommodation in Maryland), the nephew of Congressman Parren J. Mitchell (the first African American congressman elected from the State of Maryland, founding member and former Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus), and the grandson of Dr. Lillie May Carroll Jackson (known as the mother of the civil rights movement). For four generations, members of the Mitchell family have played important roles in American politics, civil rights, education and culture. The family includes many prominent and accomplished civil rights activists who were instrumental in effecting change in their own communities, as well as at a national and international level, including doing work that was key to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968.

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John F. Kennedy/Robert F. Kennedy

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000Jul 26, 2018
65 East 93rd Street
New York, NY 10128
United States
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