Did former President John F. Kennedy give a speech seven days before he was assassinated about a plot to enslave every man, woman and child? No, that's not true: According to the communications manager at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, it is a common question that the organization "has found no truth to." No other source has supported that Kennedy ever said this.
Please wake up America...before they destroy our children's futures. someone must issue the arrest warrants. We the People will help you serve them.
This is what the post looked like on Instagram at the time of writing:
(Source: Instagram screenshot taken on Tues Apr 5 19:59:08 2022 UTC)
Matt Porter, communications manager for the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, wrote in an email to Lead Stories on April 4, 2022, "The JFK Library has received this question before and has found no truth to it." Often the claim is that Kennedy made the remarks at Columbia University. There are no records that support a speech at or even a visit to Columbia University in November 1963 or in any previous month that year.
This quote cannot be found on the library and museum website. There are no quotations attributed to Kennedy on the subject of slavery on the site either.
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