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    American Studies Summer Institute

    The American Studies Summer Institute allows teachers and graduate students in American Studies, political science, history, and related disciplines to explore in depth a topic drawn from American history, politics, culture, or social policy. This intensive two-week summer program includes informative and thought-provoking lectures and discussions ...

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    Robert F. Kennedy

    Robert Francis Kennedy was born on November 20, 1925, in Brookline, Massachusetts, the seventh child in the closely knit and competitive family of Rose and Joseph P. Kennedy. "I was the seventh of nine children," he later recalled, "and when you come from that far down you have to struggle to survive." He attended Milton Academy and, after wartime ...

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    The Freedom Rides

    PBS and the Kennedy Library invite you to the Boston screening of American Experience’s “Freedom Riders.” Following the documentary, there will be a discussion with Bernard Lafayette and others. 89.7 WGBH radio host, Callie Crossley, moderates.

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    Elizabeth Redenbaugh (2011)

    An active school volunteer for years, Elizabeth Redenbaugh was sworn in as a member of North Carolina’s New Hanover County school board in December 2008. A few months after she was elected, the school board began contemplating a redistricting plan that appeared likely to result in increased socioeconomic and racial segregation in Wilmington midd...

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    Resources from Crossing Borders Through Literature, Poetry and Personal Stories

    To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and the John F. Kennedy National Historic Site presented Crossing Borders - Through Literature, Poetry and Personal Stories, a conference for teachers of grades 3-8 and school librarians. More than 100 people gathered at the Library for discu...

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    Kennedy Library Forums

    Join in the discussion. Kennedy Library Forums foster public exchange on a diverse range of historical, political and cultural topics.

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    The Presidency of JFK: A 50-Year Retrospective - Part 3 of 3: Journalists moderated by Gwen Ifill

    Join Caroline Kennedy as she welcomes historians, journalists and members of the Kennedy Administration for a discussion of President John F. Kennedy, his place in our nation’s history, and how lessons learned during his presidency can be applied to our times.Part 3 of 3: Journalists moderated by Gwen IfillJonathan Alter and Matt Bai

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    The Presidency of JFK: A 50-Year Retrospective - Part 2 of 3: Historians moderated by Ted Widmer

    Join Caroline Kennedy as she welcomes historians, journalists and members of the Kennedy Administration for a discussion of President John F. Kennedy, his place in our nation’s history, and how lessons learned during his presidency can be applied to our times.Part 2 of 3: Historians moderated by Ted WidmerThurston Clarke, Richard Reeves, El...

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    President's Initiative on Race to Convene One America Conversation at Kennedy Library (June 8, 1998)
    0/8/1998

    The John F. Kennedy Library and Museum and the Veterans Benefits Clearinghouse will host a candid discussion about race issues as part of “One America in the Twenty-First Century: The President’s Initiative on Race, “ on Monday, June 8, from 9:00 am to 11:30 am in the Stephen Smith Center at the Kennedy Library on Columbia Point, Boston.

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    Kennedy Library Presents Special Forum Series: Responding to Terrorism (October 15, 2001)
    0/15/2001

    In response to the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the John F. Kennedy Library and Foundation are presenting a series of special programs to foster public discussion and debate concerning the nation’s response to terrorism. The public forums will address such topics as religious tolerance, presidential decision-making, military options, the...

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