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    JFK and the Student Airlift

    At a key point in the 1960 presidential campaign, a dynamic young leader from Kenya named Tom Mboya visited Senator John F. Kennedy. Mboya led a campaign of his own that would eventually bring hundreds of African students to America for higher education, including Barack Obama Sr., President Obama's father. Kennedy's decision to support the ...

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    The Cold War in Berlin

    In the early morning hours of August 13, 1961, the people of Berlin were awakened by the rumbling of heavy machinery barreling down their street toward the line that divided the eastern and western parts of the city. Groggy citizens looked on as work details began digging holes and jack hammering sidewalks, clearing the way for the barbed wire t...

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    Viktor Yushchenko (2005)

    In December 2004, despite an assassination attempt and repeated efforts by Russian- backed political opponents to rig his defeat through election fraud, Viktor Yushchenko became the democratically elected leader of Ukraine. In doing so, he inspired citizens of the world with his extraordinary courage. Yushchenko was elected president on December 26...

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    Carl Elliott, Sr. (1990)

    Carl Elliott, a former United States Congressman from Jasper, Alabama, was honored for his participation in the passage of the historic National Defense Education Act of 1958, which made a college education accessible to all, regardless of race or economic status. Congressman Elliott persevered despite the fact that his stands were anathemas in ...

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    Robert Ford (2012)

    Robert S. Ford began serving a recess appointment as the U.S. Ambassador to Syria in January  2011; his appointment was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in October 2011. He is the first  American ambassador posted to Damascus since 2005, when the U.S. withdrew its diplomatic presence amid tensions over the Iraq war, human rights complaints, and the ...

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    Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

    Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald was born in Boston’s North End on July 22, 1890, the eldest child of John F. (“Honey Fitz”) and Mary Josephine Hannon Fitzgerald. She was first introduced to politics as a child. When she was 5, her father was a congressman. By the time she turned 15, Honey Fitz was one of the most popular and colorful mayors Boston had...

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    EH4520P Ernest Hemingway points "tommy gun" from his boat, Pilar, Key West, Florida.
    1935

    Accession Number: EH4520P Description: Ernest Hemingway points "tommy gun" from his boat, Pilar, Key West, Florida. Credit Line: Please Credit "Ernest Hemingway Photographs Collection. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston."

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    Gabrielle Giffords (2013)

    Gabrielle Giffords was elected to Arizona's 8th Congressional District seat in 2006, after more than five years of service in the Arizona House of Representatives and State Senate. In Congress, she quickly became a leading policymaker on border security, energy independence, and support for military families and veterans. In 2010, she was the targe...

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    A Tribute to Mayor Tom Menino
    12/3/2013

    Peter Meade, Director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority; Brian McGrory, Editor of The Boston Globe; and Jack Beatty, WBUR’s On Point commentator, pay tribute to outgoing Boston Mayor Tom Menino. Veteran news broadcaster Liz Walker moderated.

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EH4520P Ernest Hemingway points "tommy gun" from his boat, Pilar, Key West, Florida.

EH4520P Ernest Hemingway points "tommy gun" from his boat, Pilar, Key West, Florida. 1935.

Accession Number: EH4520P Description: Ernest Hemingway points "tommy gun" from his boat, ...