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    Presidential Getaway: JFK on Cape Cod

    Throughout his Presidency, JFK would retreat to the cluster of white clapboard houses in Hyannis Port that had been the emotional center of his family’s life for decades. During the summers, he would escape the pressures of the office for weekend getaways with his large, extended family. Those weekends were taken up with swimming, sunning, sa...

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    Karen Bass, David Cogdill, Darrell Steinberg and Michael Villines (2010)

    Karen Bass, California State Assembly Member, and former Democratic Speaker of the Assembly; David Cogdill, California State Senator and former Senate Republican Leader; Darrell Steinberg, California State Senator and Democratic Senate President pro Tem; and Michael Villines, California State Assembly Member and former Assembly Republican Leader, w...

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    2006 Winning Essay by Ben Loffredo

    Ben Loffredo, a sophomore at the Fieldston School in New York City, was honored by Caroline Kennedy and other members of President Kennedy's family during the May 22, 2006 Profile in Courage Award ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston for his prize-winning entry in the national John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage ...

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    Charles Weltner (1991)

    Rather than "compromise with hate" and be forced to support the candidacy of Lester Maddox, an advocate of segregation, Congressman Charles Longstreet Weltner (D-Ga) placed principle above ambition and withdrew from his own race for re-election. Although his action cost him a third term in Congress, Weltner's willingness to risk everything for h...

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    Lowell Weicker, Jr. (1992)

    In 1991, after a careful, first-hand examination of his state's deteriorating fiscal condition, Governor Lowell Weicker of Connecticut shocked many residents of the state by proposing a first-time-ever personal income tax as part of his fiscal year 1992 budget package. He believed that for Connecticut to survive its worst financial crisis since the...

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    Wael Ghonim and the People of Egypt (2011)

    Wael Ghonim received the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in the name of the People of Egypt. In June 2010, in response to the ruthless killing of Alexandria businessman Khaled Said by Egyptian police, Wael Ghonim, an Egyptian Google executive living and working in Dubai, anonymously launched a Facebook page, “We are all Khaled Said...

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    2006 Winning Essay by Ben Loffredo

    Ben Loffredo, a sophomore at the Fieldston School in New York City, was honored by Caroline Kennedy and other members of President Kennedy's family during the May 22, 2006 Profile in Courage Award ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston for his prize-winning entry in the national John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage ...

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