Letters: A reversal of political roles
Re: ‘If Kennedy lived? Experts discuss the person he’d be today’ (Metro, Nov. 22-24)
Kieron Monks’ article claims that Southern Republicans were blocking JFK’s civil rights agenda in the early 1960s. Doesn’t Mr. Monks know that the roadblocks were created by Southern Democrats, who wrote the Southern Manifesto in the 1950s and that there were basically no Republicans in the South in the 1960s — at least holding office? The odious Bull Connor, police chief of Birmingham, Ala., was not only a Democrat, but a state committeeman for the party. If you’re going to write about history, at least get the facts straight.
Dean Vigliano, via email
I would like to thank Metro for answering one of my biggest questions of all time: what JFK might have done if he had not met his end. Ever since I started learning about him, he was one of few presidents that I developed a sense of respect for. He was loved by his people, and I believe that he would have done some great things.
John Dziedzic, via email