This was written Just before Pres[ident]
Kennedy was killed.
Dear Mr. President
I am keeping notes on
student reactions and questions during
this tour of the college campuses and
will summarize my impressions for
you next month. I was a Southern
Methodist U a few days ahead of your
visit to Dallas. Also spoke at an [sic]
Baptist University at Waco (Baylor).
I am at The Florida … College near Tampa today just behind your Florida trip which apparently did a lot good.
The enclosed clipping refers to the
talk about a Protestant political movement
I can’t believe it will have any impetus
- even in Texas.
In addition to the student
talks I am accepting a few other speaking
engagements. In Richmond recently
I spoke to 1200 women’s club leaders from
all parts of Virginia along with three other
speakers and when I spoke vigorously
in defense of your civil rights position
there was spontaneous applause. (I don’t
recall that there were other such interruptions
in the three hour program and it seems to signify that
we have more support in the South than it appears