• JFKWHP-AR7595-B (crop): President Kennedy at News Conference, 20 November 1962
    Former U.S. Congressman Bob Inglis to Receive JFK Profile in Courage Award for Stance on Climate Change

    BOSTON, MA – The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation today announced that former U.S. Congressman Bob Inglis (R-SC) was named the 2015 recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award™ for political courage. Inglis is being awarded this honor for the courage he demonstrated when reversing his position on climate change after extensive briefings with scientists, and discussions with his children, about the impact of atmospheric warming on our future. Knowing the potential consequences to his political career, Inglis nevertheless called on the United States to meaningfully address the issue. In June, 2010, Inglis lost his re-election to the U.S. Congress. The prestigious award for political courage will be presented by Jack Schlossberg, President Kennedy’s grandson, at a ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston on May 3, 2015.

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  • JFKWHP-AR7595-B (crop): President Kennedy at News Conference, 20 November 1962
    Arna Bontemps Hemenway Receives 2015 PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction (April 7, 2015)

    BOSTON, MA – PEN New England announced that Arna Bontemps Hemenway has won the 2015 PEN/ Hemingway Award for a distinguished first book of fiction for his critically acclaimed Elegy on Kinderklavier (Sarabande).

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  • JFKWHP-AR7595-B (crop): President Kennedy at News Conference, 20 November 1962
    JFK Library Foundation Hosts First International Symposium on President Kennedy in Tokyo (March 18, 2015)

    Tokyo, Japan - The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation presented its first international symposium on President Kennedy, titled The Torch Has Been Passed: JFK’s Legacy Today. Drawing on the themes of President Kennedy’s iconic inaugural address challenging citizens to give back, push the boundaries of science and innovation, and seek a more peaceful world, this half-day event celebrated the ideals he championed and examined how his words and deeds can help guide new generations in solving critical problems that we face today. The event was held in Okuma Auditorium at Waseda University where President Kennedy’s brother, then-Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, delivered a speech in 1962.

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  • JFKWHP-AR7595-B (crop): President Kennedy at News Conference, 20 November 1962
    JFK Library, U.S. National Archives, and the National Archives of Japan Collaborate on Special Exhibit on President Kennedy (March 5, 2015)

    Boston MA – On March 6, 2015, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum (Kennedy Library), the U.S. National Archives, and the National Archives of Japan will unveil a special international exhibit in Tokyo, Japan. JFK: His Life and Legacy highlights President Kennedy’s service in World War, his relationship with Japan, and his accomplishments in the White House, including the resolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the signing of the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, and American investment in the space program that led to the first moon landing. The exhibit runs through May 10, 2015.

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  • JFKWHP-AR7595-B (crop): President Kennedy at News Conference, 20 November 1962
    New App from JFK Presidential Library Challenges Kids to Fly to the Moon and Help People around the World (February 12, 2015)

    BOSTON, MA – In celebration of Presidents’ Day, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum has launched a free iPad app, The JFK Challenge that brings American history to life for kids ages 8-12. The Library’s first-ever app release, The JFK Challenge turns players into NASA and Peace Corps trainees ready to accept President Kennedy's charge to accomplish great things and make a difference in the world. Visit www.jfkchallenge.org to preview and download the app.

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