Kennedy was a man of the people, all people. This is evident not only through his famous words in his inaugural address, but also in his actions and achievements as president.
These achievements include: the founding of the Peace Corps, the tactful prevention of war with the Soviets during the Cuban missile crisis, the signing of the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the proposing of what became the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the creation of the President’s Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity, just to name a few.
One of the lesser known facts lending to the case of Kennedy’s broad outreach for all sectors of American society is that on the night before Kennedy’s assassination he spent time addressing the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). Kennedy made the following address to the LULAC chapter of Corpus Christi (See video below):
“This organization has done a good deal for this state and for the country, and I’m particularly glad that it emphasizes the, not only opportunity for all Americans the chance to develop their talents, education for boys and girls so that they can pursue those talents to the very end of their ability — but also because you remind Americans of the very important links that we have with our sister republics in this hemisphere.”
Up until the end President Kennedy made all possible efforts to make our American society better and more inclusive in all aspects.