The leaders of the march said that despite the attacks, more marches will follow.
"Bloody Sunday" would prove to be one of the key events leading to passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
JFK PLANS DINNER FOR NEWS WRITERS
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) At his 26th news conference held 52 years ago today, March 7, 1962, President John F. Kennedy was asked the following question:
You have said....that heads of government should not go to the summit to negotiate agreements but only to approve agreements negotiated at a lower level.
Now it is being...written that you are going to eat those words and go to a summit without any agreement at a lower level.
Has your position changed, sir?"
The President responded:
"Well, I'm going to have a dinner for all the people who have written it and we will see who eats what."
JFK's answer was followed with laughter from the reporters attending the conference held in the State Department Auditorium.
The New Republic published a poem 91 years ago today, March 7, 1923, written by Robert Frost.
The title of the poem is:
"Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening".
Born in California, Mr. Frost moved to New England when he was 11 years old. Although he attended both Dartmouth and Harvard, Frost did not complete requirements for a degree.
In 1912, Frost moved to England to work on his poetry. After World War I broke out, he bought a farm in New Hampshire.
JFK, a lover of poetry and admirer of Robert Frost, invited him to his inauguration.
Mr. Frost penned a new poem for the occasion but when he tried to read it, the bright sunlight made it difficult so he recited from memory another poem.
The original poem, in Frost's own handwriting, showed up in the mail at the JFK Library in 2006.
With the poem was a note from Jackie Kennedy which said "this is the 1st thing I had framed to put in (the oval) office."