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    Edward M. Kennedy (2009)

    In 1956, John F. Kennedy wrote a book about the grace and courage of eight United States Senators who risked their careers to stand up for American ideals. Profiles in Courage foretold the extraordinary grace and courage of another United States Senator, Edward M. Kennedy, whose perseverance on behalf of the vulnerable and the voiceless has, for 47...

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    Civil Rights Movement

    When John F. Kennedy became president in 1961, black Americans, especially those living in southern and border states, were denied legal equality and human dignity. They could not vote, were barred from public facilities, were subjected to routine insults and violence (often carried out by law enforcement officials), and could not expect justice...

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    Bill White (2007)

    As the Mayor of Houston, Texas, Bill White marshaled the resources and goodwill of his city to provide refuge and essential services to hundreds of thousands of people who fled the Gulf Coast after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. White led a community-wide effort that included diverting convention and event business to open the region's convention cen...

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    Statement from Paul G. Kirk, Jr., Chairman of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation's Board of Directors, on the passing of Eunice Kennedy Shriver (August 10, 2009)
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    Paul G. Kirk, Jr., Chairman of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation's Board of Directors, paraphrasing President Kennedy's Inaugural Address upon the death of his sister, Eunice Shriver, said:   "The energy, the faith, the devotion that Eunice Shriver contributed tirelessly to life's endeavor will continue to bring light and hope, inspiratio...

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