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    The Bay of Pigs

    During the period between the election and his inauguration, JFK was briefed on a CIA plan developed within the Eisenhower Administration to train Cuban exiles for an invasion of their homeland. The United States was distrustful of Fidel Castro, the leader of Cuba, and wary of his relationship with Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviet premier. The plan...

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    JFK Library to Host Premiere of National Geographic EXPLORER The Search for Kennedy's PT 109 on November 11, Veterans Day (November 5, 2002)
    0/5/2002

    BOSTON – The John F. Kennedy Library and Museum will host the premiere screening of National Geographic EXPLORER: The Search for Kennedy’s PT 109 on Monday, November 11, Veterans Day, at 5:30 p.m., in the Library’s Smith Center. A discussion with Robert Ballard, Maxwell Kennedy, and Richard Keresey, moderated by National Geographi...

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    Threat of Nuclear War Brought Home in New Exhibit at JFK Library (April 10, 2013)
    0/10/2013

    Boston, MA – The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum today announced that on April 12, 2013 it will unveil a riveting new exhibit about the thirteen days in October 1962 that brought the world to the edge of thermonuclear war. To the Brink: JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis depicts President Kennedy and his advisers in the throes of d...

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    Letters to Jackie: The Film
    09/17/2013

    In collaboration with the American Film Institute, the Kennedy Library hosted the Boston premiere of Bill Couturié’s film Letters to Jackie. The presentation featured condolence letters from the Kennedy Library Archives and is based on the book by historian Ellen Fitzpatrick. A discussion followed with letter writers and acto...

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