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    Shirley Franklin (2005)

    2005 Profile in Courage Award Recipient Shirley Franklin became Mayor of Atlanta in 2001, having never before run for public office. She inherited an $82 million budget deficit – about a fifth of the city’s total budget – and a crisis of confidence in the public management of the city. Atlanta’s sewer system needed immediate and massive repairs, an...

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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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    New Kennedy Library Exhibits Held Over (August 31, 2000)

    Boston: Due to their popularity, the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum’s two new exhibits, "Jacqueline Kennedy Travels Abroad" and "John F. Kennedy -- Man of the Sea" have been held over through April 30, 2001. Both were originally scheduled to close November 1, 2000.

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