Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
In the oval room of the white house, US President John Kennedy (4th at R) meets with leaders of various civil rights groups (from L to R): Secretary of Labor Willard Wirtz, leader of CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) Floyd McKissick, Executive Director of the National Catholic Conference Matthew Arnan, Whitney Young (Urban League), Reverend Martin Luther King, John Lewis (Chairman SNIC), Rabbi Joachim Prinz (American Jewish Congress), Director Eugene Carson Blake (vice chair comm. Race Relations), Philip Randolph. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)