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    Cory Booker 2008

    When Cory A. Booker, 39, took the oath of office as mayor of New Jersey’s largest city on July 1, 2006, he assumed the leadership of a city plagued by crime and economic blight. Booker immediately launched a “100-Day Plan” to improve public safety, develop the economy, and reform city government. Among his early reforms were a reorganization of the...

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    Charles Price (1997)

    Judge Charles Price, a circuit court judge in Montgomery, Alabama, was honored in 1997 for his devotion to the principles of the American Constitution that compelled him to rule that a fellow circuit court judge's courtroom display of the Ten Commandments for religious purposes was a violation of the First Amendment. In 1995, Etowah County (Alabama...

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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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    David Baker, Michael Streit, Marsha Ternus (2012)

    On April 3, 2009, the Iowa Supreme Court made history by unanimously striking down a statute barring same-sex marriage, making Iowa the third state in the U.S. and the first state outside of New England to allow same-sex marriage. Massachusetts and Connecticut already allowed same-sex marriage at the time; California had done so before the passa...

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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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    Archives at JFK Library Hold History of Afghan-American Ties (November 28, 2001)

    Boston: The deposed king of Afghanistan who is emerging as a key player in the UN-sponsored talks underway in Koenigswinter, Germany to determine the future government of Afghanistan was once celebrated by the American people as a champion of Afghanistan independence, according to state documents and photographs found in the archives of the John F....

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    Declaration of Independence Comes to the Museum at the JFK Presidential Library (July 15, 2004)

    BOSTON  –  The John F. Kennedy Library and Museum caps off Boston’s weeklong celebration of American politics and history as host of the 2004 Democratic National Convention with the display of a rare original copy of the most patriotic of American documents—the Declaration of Independence—on July 30, July 31, and August 1.

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    Kennedy Library Releases 1957 Recording of JFK Reading the Declaration of Independence (June 29, 2004)

    BOSTON—The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum released today a 1957 recoding of Senator John F. Kennedy reading the Declaration of Independence in full, which was made exclusively for New York radio station WQXR’s 1957 July 4th observance. The Kennedy Library received the recording in January 1964 from WQXR, which is owned by the New Y...

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    Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Set to Celebrate July 4th With a Reading of the Declaration of Independence by John F. Kennedy (June 23, 2005)

    Boston MA - In honor of America’s independence, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will feature a historic recording of Senator John F. Kennedy reading the Declaration of Independence. The 10-minute recording was made in 1957 for New York radio station WQXR’s July 4th observance. The recording was donated to the John F....

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    Rare Print of the Declaration of Independence Now on Display at the JFK Library and Museum (June 22, 2010)

    Boston, MA—In celebration of Independence Day, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum today announced that a rare 1823 print of the Declaration of Independence is on display for the first time in the White House Corridor exhibit of the Museum. One of 200 made in 1823, the print on display was given to President Kennedy as a gift in ...

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