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    Cindy Watson (2004)

    Shortly after she was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1995, Cindy Watson heard from a group of citizens who complained that waste and stench from area hog farms were causing asthma in children and contaminating water wells with E. coli bacteria. Industrial hog production was her district's biggest business and a huge pa...

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    How to Submit a Nomination

    Eligible individuals may be nominated by peers, colleagues, friends, or members of the public. Please consider the award criteria and determine whether the person you wish to nominate would be an appropriate recipient of the Profile in Courage Award.

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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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    Campaign Trail

    After narrowly losing the vice presidential nomination in 1956, Senator John F. Kennedy sought the presidency in 1960. After hard-fought primary victories, JFK won his party’s nomination and faced-off against sitting Vice President Richard Nixon in a campaign that featured the first live-broadcast television debates between presidential candidat...

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    Hemingway Letters to Marlene Dietrich Donated to JFK Library and Museum (April 7, 2003)

    BOSTON—The John F. Kennedy Library and Museum announced today that Marlene Dietrich’s daughter, Maria Riva, has donated to the Kennedy Library 30 letters written by Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) to Marlene Dietrich between 1949 and 1959. The John F. Kennedy Library and Museum is home to the majority of Ernest Hemingway’s papers, including 95 percent...

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    50 Years Ago - Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts Wins Presidential Nomination at Democratic National Convention (July 12, 2010)

    Boston, MA – Tuesday, July 13 marks the 50th anniversary of Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts securing his party’s nomination for President of the United States.

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    Statement from Kenneth R. Feinberg, Chairman, John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Board of Directors, Regarding the Nomination of Caroline Kennedy as U.S. Ambassador to Japan

    Boston, MA– On behalf of the Board of Directors of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, I congratulate Caroline Kennedy on her nomination by President Obama to serve as the United States Ambassador to Japan.

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