Exhibit Image Detail
Photo of Tobriner & commissioners
1961: President John F. Kennedy appointed Walter Tobriner as Chairman of the D.C. Board of Commissioners in 1961. Tobriner had earlier served as President of the Board of Education during the 1950s, when he oversaw the desegregation of the city’s schools. Tobriner later served as Ambassador to Jamaica. Tobriner is shown here with President Kennedy (far left) presenting the keys of the city to the President of Brazil (center), João Goulart, in 1962.
JHSGW Collections. Gift of Constance Povich. 2004.13