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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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    John McCain (1999)

    Two U.S. Senators who reached across the aisle to join forces in a bi-partisan effort to reform the way political campaigns are financed were the recipients of the 1999 Profile in Courage Award. Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona and Democratic Senator Russell Feingold of Wisconsin were honored for seeking to address their respective party’s...

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    Henry Gonzalez (1994)

    On September 11, 1994, the fifth Profile in Courage Award was presented to U.S. Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez of Texas, Chairman of the House Banking Committee, who launched a series of dramatic hearings on the savings and loan crisis, which resulted in far-reaching legislation to clean up the mess and reform the industry. Charles Keating was convi...

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    William Winter (2008)

    As Governor of Mississippi in the early 1980’s, William Winter called the state legislature into special session to pass a landmark education reform proposal aimed at bringing uniform quality and racial tolerance to public education in Mississippi. Winter's Education Reform Act of 1982 was among the most significant pieces of legislation of its ...

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    George Washington's Acts of Congress

    George Washington’s personal copy of the Laws of the United States, First Session 1789, also known as the Acts of Congress, will be on display in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum May 20, 2013. This special display is part of a nationwide tour to each of the Presidential Libraries, made possible through a special partnership be...

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    Russell Feingold (1999)

    Two U.S. Senators who reached across the aisle to join forces in a bi-partisan effort to reform the way political campaigns are financed were the recipients of the 1999 Profile in Courage Award. Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona and Democratic Senator Russell Feingold of Wisconsin were honored for seeking to address their respective party’s...

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    Workshop on the Dilemma of Race in American History (December 17, 2002)
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    In preparation for Black History Month, Thursday, January 30, 2003 (snow date: Friday, January 31), the Kennedy Library will sponsor a day-long workshop for middle and high school teachers on ways to engage students on the issue of race in American history. The session will focus on the history of slavery and the founding of the nation; abolition a...

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    50th Anniversary: The Missile Gap Controversy

    In September 1961, President Kennedy was officially notified by the CIA that the United States had surpassed the Soviet Union in missiles, dispelling the notion of Soviet superiority in the arms race. Join historians Timothy Naftali, Fred Kaplan and John Prados for a discussion of this pivotal moment in world history. Mary Elise Sarotte, Professor ...

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