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    Kennedy Library Honors Solomon Islander Who Helped Rescue JFK During World War II (August 6, 2014)

    BOSTON, MA – In honor of Eroni Kumana, the recently deceased Solomon Island native who helped rescue John F. Kennedy and his PT-109 crew following the boat’s collision with a Japanese destroyer during World War II, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum has made a piece of “kustom money” that Kumana gave to the Kennedy family part of the museum’s permanent exhibits. Kumana passed away August 2, 2014 at age 93. August 8, 2014 marks the 71st anniversary of the PT-109 crew rescue.

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    Statement on the Passing of John Seigenthaler (July 11, 2014)

    Statement from Kenneth R. Feinberg, Chairman, John F. Kennedy Library Foundation,
    on the passing of John Seigenthaler

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    New Display Captures JFK’s Summers on Cape Cod (June 27, 2014)

    BOSTON - The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum today announced the opening of a special new display capturing the Kennedy family’s summers on Cape Cod. "Presidential Getaway: JFK on Cape Cod" features several never-before-displayed artifacts, including the recently restored golf cart that President Kennedy used on Cape Cod for joyrides with his children and that was famously featured on the cover of Look magazine in January 1962.

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    New Twitter Project Connects JFK’s Words to Current Events

    BOSTON, MA – On June 10, the anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s seminal address at American University on the prospect of peace in the nuclear age, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library launched a new Twitter account connecting President Kennedy’s words and ideas to modern issues and current events. The feed – @JFKsaid – will be populated entirely by quotations from the nation’s 35th President.

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    Former President George H. W. Bush and Georgia Mayor Paul Bridges Honored with JFK Profile in Courage Award (May 4, 2014)

    Boston MA –  Former President George H. W. Bush was presented the prestigious John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award™ today by Jack Schlossberg at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in recognition of the political courage he demonstrated when he agreed to a 1990 budget compromise that reversed his 1988 campaign pledge not to raise taxes and put his re-election prospects at risk. Bush’s granddaughter, Lauren Bush Lauren, accepted the award on behalf of the former President. Paul W. Bridges, former mayor of Uvalda, Georgia, was also honored for risking his mayoral career with his decision to publicly oppose a controversial immigration law in Georgia.

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    California High School Student Wins National John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest (April 30, 2014)

    Boston MA –The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation today announced that Ben Wolman, a freshman at Palisades Charter High School in Pacific Palisades, California has won the national John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest for High School Students.  Wolman’s prize-winning essay describes the political courage of former Colorado State Senate President John Morse, who in March 2013 risked his career to lead the passage of new gun safety measures.  Wolman will be honored during the May 4, 2014 Profile in Courage Award ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. He will also receive a $10,000 award for his first-place essay.

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    Celebrate April Vacation Week at JFK Library with Family-Friendly Programs and Activities (April 8, 2014)

    BOSTON, MA – The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will offer several family-oriented activities and programs throughout April vacation week, including special discounts, programs, and displays.

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    John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Announces 2014 JFK Profile in Courage Award Winners (March 27, 2014)

    BOSTON, MA – Former President George H. W. Bush was named this year’s recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award™ in recognition of the political courage he demonstrated as President when he agreed to a 1990 budget compromise which reversed his 1988 campaign pledge not to raise taxes and put his re-election prospects at risk. Paul W. Bridges, former mayor of Uvalda, Georgia, was also named a Profile in Courage Award recipient for risking his mayoral career with his decision to publicly oppose a controversial immigration law in Georgia.

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    Rare JFK Superman Comic Book Story “Superman’s Mission for President Kennedy” at JFK Library (March 19, 2014)

    BOSTON, MA – 

    The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum today announced that it has unveiled a special new display of rare Superman artwork created by legendary comic book artist Al Plastino featuring President John F. Kennedy. The story, told in ten hand-drawn story boards, was written in collaboration with the Kennedy White House in an effort to promote the President’s initiative encouraging physical fitness. The never-before-displayed original artwork will be shown in the Library’s museum through September 1, 2014.

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    NoViolet Bulawayo Named Recipient of Prestigious Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for We Need New Names (March 17, 2014)

    BOSTON, MA – PEN New England today announced that NoViolet Bulawayo has won the 2014 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for a distinguished first book of fiction for her critically acclaimed We Need New Names (Reagan Arthur Books/ Little Brown and Company).

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    Kennedy Presidential Library Honors Middle School Students for Volunteer Service (March 13, 2014)

    BOSTON, MA – One hundred middle school students from across Massachusetts were honored with the John F. Kennedy Make a Difference Award™ on Thursday, March 13th at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in recognition of volunteer work the students have performed in their communities.

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    New Hemingway Materials from Cuba Made Available for First Time at JFK Library (February 11, 2014)

    BOSTON, MA – The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum today announced that it has made available, in print form, 2,500 digital scans of Ernest Hemingway materials housed at the Nobel Prize-winning author’s former Cuban estate, the Finca Vigía. This material, which has never been seen outside of Cuba, includes letters, passports, telegrams, household accounts, bar bills, recipes and a notebook of hurricane observations among other items. It was digitized through the efforts of the U.S. Finca Vigía Foundation under an agreement with the Cuban Council of National Heritage.

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    Heather P. Campion Named CEO of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation (January 28, 2014)

    BOSTON, MA – Kenneth R. Feinberg, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, today announced the selection of Heather P. Campion as the new Chief Executive Officer of the organization. Campion is a highly-regarded leader in the business, academic and philanthropic communities with deep roots in national politics, including service on the White House staff of President Jimmy Carter. Campion will take on oversight of the Foundation on March 3, 2014.

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    New Material Opened from Jacqueline Kennedy Papers (January 14, 2014)

    Boston, MA — Fifty years after Jacqueline Kennedy publicly expressed her gratitude for the outpouring of support following the death of President John F. Kennedy, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum has opened a new series of condolence mail from the First Lady’s personal papers. The series contains condolence that was forwarded to and managed by Mrs. Kennedy’s personal secretaries. Of note, a letter from Maxine McNair, mother of Denise McNair, one of the four girls who were killed in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama in September 1963, was discovered among the documents in this series.

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