Civil Rights

Civil Rights

Bring the pivotal events of the civil rights movement in 1963 to life through more than 230 primary sources ranging from film footage of the March on Washington and letters from youth advising the president to JFK’s landmark address to the American people and secret recordings of behind-the-scenes negotiations on civil rights legislation.

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Integrating Ole Miss

Integrating Ole Miss

In the fall of 1962 the college town of Oxford, Mississippi, erupted in violence. James Meredith, an African American, attempted to register at the all-white University of Mississippi, known as "Ole Miss." This site lets visitors witness the events firsthand through the actual letters, recorded telephone conversations, and images of those who made history.

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Clouds Over Cuba

Clouds over Cuba

Explore the Cuban Missile Crisis from various perspectives. This interactive exhibit sets the context of the early 1960s, and gives you the opportunity to explore What If? scenarios.

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Cuban Missile Crisis

World on the Brink - JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis

For 13 days in October 1962, a confrontation between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. brought the world to the abyss of nuclear destruction and the end of mankind. Read formerly classified documents and listen in on secretly recorded ExComm meetings as President Kennedy and his advisors seek a peaceful resolution for the removal of Soviet intercontinental missiles from Cuba

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To The Brink Screenshot

To the Brink App and Microsite

In October 1962, the world held its breath as the United States and the Soviet Union stood on the brink of nuclear war. This new exhibit and related app gives unprecedented access to clandestine White House audio recordings, revealing how the President and his advisers worked furiously to avert World War III.

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We Choose the Moon

We Choose the Moon

Each stage of this interactive online exhibit allows visitors to follow the historic moon landing minute by minute and explore archival photos and footage of President Kennedy's pioneering space efforts. More than 1.3 million individuals logged on to launch of this international award-winning website during the July 2009 40-year anniversary of the five-day journey to the moon.

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The President's Desk

The President's Desk

Sit at President Kennedy's Oval Office Desk and discover what it means to hold the highest office in the land.

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Interactive Timeline

JFK Timeline

Discover through the interactive Timeline what other major historical, cultural and worldwide events were taking place during the Presidency of John F. Kennedy.

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Virtual Museum Tour

Virtual Museum Tour

This online tour includes selected highlights of the museum's introductory film and allows you to virtually explore selected exhibits and learn more about key items in the Museum collection.

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White House Diary

White House Diary

Travel back in time to the early 1960's and experience first- hand each of President Kennedy's thousand days in office through the interactive White House Diary – a daily schedule of President John F. Kennedy that includes digital scans of his actual appointment diary for any given day as well as video, audio, and photos of the day's events.

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jfk50.org

JFK50

Visit JFK50.org, an award-winning microsite created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's administration. Explore events in JFK's presidency through the graphic novel-style History Now, learn how his legacy is being continued in the Legacy Gallery, and download customizable exhibits and primary source material for classroom use.

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