The start of a movement
In 1963, President John F. Kennedy called the top attorneys from across the country to the White House. At the time, Southern courts weren’t enforcing federal civil rights laws. Kennedy challenged these attorneys to rally their profession and provide pro bono support to Americans in the South in an attempt to force the judicial system to abide by the law.
Since then, countless politicians of every rank have issued calls to service to the American people. But to achieve truly sustained impact these initiatives must go beyond building bureaucracy, to focusing on fundamentally systemic change.
There were three keys to Kennedy’s challenge to lawyers in 1963 that made it a success that has yet to be duplicated on a similar scale. So what are these transformative insights? Find out at Aaron’s new Huffington Post blog!