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    Public Servants of September 11 (2002)

    On May 6, 2002, a special and unprecedented John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for Public Service was awarded to the thousands of selfless public servants who demonstrated extraordinary courage and heroism in response to the tragic events of September 11. In defining public servants, the Profile in Courage Award Committee included all private...

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    Heavenly Mist

    Artist: Gerard Richardson (official Navy artist 1961) Date made: 1961 Medium: Oil on masonite

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    In Her Voice: Jacqueline Kennedy, The White House Years (September 8, 2011)
    0/8/2011

    Boston, MA – On September 14, 2011, the Museum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library will unveil a special new exhibit, In Her Voice: Jacqueline Kennedy, The White House Years. The exhibit presents excerpts from Mrs. Kennedy’s 1964 oral history in combination with iconic treasures from the Kennedy Library’s collection that chronicle the mo...

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    50th Anniversary: The Missile Gap Controversy

    In September 1961, President Kennedy was officially notified by the CIA that the United States had surpassed the Soviet Union in missiles, dispelling the notion of Soviet superiority in the arms race. Join historians Timothy Naftali, Fred Kaplan and John Prados for a discussion of this pivotal moment in world history. Mary Elise Sarotte, Professor ...

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    The Presidency and Civil Rights - Truman and Eisenhower
    2/20/2012

    Ernest Green of the Little Rock Nine and two historians, David Nichols and Carol Anderson, discuss President Truman's decision to desegregate the Armed Forces and President Eisenhower's handling of the crisis at Little Rock High School with moderator Callie Crossley. This conference examined key moments in the civil rights movement during five A...

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    The Presidency and Civil Rights - Kennedy and Johnson
    2/20/2012

    Journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, who was the first African American to attend the University of Georgia, will discuss the struggle for civil rights in the early 1960's with Harvard historian Kenneth Mack, and Roger Wilkins and Harris Wofford who worked with and for Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. This conference examined key moments in the civ...

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    The Presidency and Civil Rights - Civil Rights: Then and Now
    2/20/2012

    Ray Suarez, Allida Black, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, and Roger Wilkins discuss how the lessons learned from the civil rights movement 50 years ago inform the struggle for equal rights today and examine more recent landmarks including the Equal Rights Amendment, the Americans with Disabilities Act, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", gay marriage, and immigra...

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    The Presidency and Civil Rights - Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt
    2/20/2012

    Historian Allida Black opened the conference by examining how civil rights issues were handled in the Roosevelt administration and the Roosevelts' role in the watershed event that featured Marian Anderson singing at the Lincoln Memorial. This conference examined key moments in the civil rights movement during five American presidencies – from Ro...

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    Speeches that Changed the World: JFK at American University and Berlin
    05/28/2013

    In honor of the 50th anniversaries of President Kennedy's speeches at American University and in West Berlin, Ambassador Nicholas Burns, veteran journalist Marvin Kalb, Sergei Khrushchev, Adam Frankel (former Obama speech writer and assistant to Ted Sorensen), Kennedy Library Director Tom Putnam, and Fred Kempe, author of BERLIN 1961: Kennedy, Khru...

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