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Literary figureheads and members of the general public gather each spring at the JFK Library & Museum to recognize under Ernest Hemingway's name new authors who have recently published their first great work of fiction. Thanks to the Hemingway Foundation and PEN New England, authors are awarded a prize for their contribution to literature. ...
The 1996 Profile in Courage Award was presented to Calhoun County, Georgia School Superintendent, Corkin F. Cherubini, Ed.D. for his courage in dismantling long-standing academic tracking practices that he believed amounted to educational apartheid. In 1992, Mr. Cherubini, who taught junior and senior English literature for 22 years in Calhoun Coun...
The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation offers competitive research fellowships and grants every year to scholars and students who wish to make use of the archival holdings (including audiovisual materials) of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum.
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum presents a new exhibit, Young Jack. This exhibit features artifacts, images and documents showing Jack Kennedy as a boy, a student, a decorated war hero, a young man seeking his life's path. Drawn from the collections of the Kennedy Library, the exhibition presents touchstones of JFK's ear...
Ethel Skakel Kennedy was born on April 11, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois to coal magnate George Skakel, a Protestant, and his devoutly Catholic wife, Ann Brannack Skakel. Ethel’s father, George Sr., started work as an eight dollars a week railroad clerk. He, along with some co-workers, built a small coal and coke business into a diversified privately ...
This segment features archival footage covering highlights of President John F. Kennedy’s European trip in the summer of 1963. Included are scenes from of President Kennedy in West Berlin; President Kennedy arriving in Ireland and his visit to the Kennedy Homestead; and President Kennedy meeting Pope Paul VI at the Vatican. The footage is...
The JFK Library & Museum publishes newsletters about current events, preservation efforts, and collection updates. Read more about past activities here.
Reading, Writing & History Bringing Great Historical Literature into the Classroom: An Annotated Bibliography for Elementary and Middle Grades
The Big Help
This segment features archival footage taken during President John F. Kennedy’s eleven-state conservation tour in September 1963, along with historical commentary provided by Kennedy Library Director Tom Putnam and National Park System Superintendent George Price, Jr. President Kennedy’s trip included visits to Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Mi...
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