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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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    Corkin Cherubini (1996)

    The 1996 Profile in Courage Award was presented to Calhoun County, Georgia School Superintendent, Corkin F. Cherubini, Ed.D. for his courage in dismantling long-standing academic tracking practices that he believed amounted to educational apartheid. In 1992, Mr. Cherubini, who taught junior and senior English literature for 22 years in Calhoun Coun...

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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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    Campaign of 1960

    John Kennedy was elected president in one of the closest elections in United States history. Kennedy's popular vote margin over Nixon was 118,550 out of a total of nearly 69 million votes cast. His success in many urban and industrial states gave him a clear majority of 303 to 219 in the electoral vote. Kennedy was the youngest elected president...

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    2003 Winning Essay by Michael Sloyer

    Michael Sloyer, a 17 year-old junior at Roslyn High School in Roslyn Heights, New York, was honored as winner of the 2003 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest for High School Students by Caroline Kennedy at the  Profile in Courage Award Ceremony held at the Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston.  Michael Sloyer's winning essay, One Man w...

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    John F. Kennedy and Religion

    Anti-Catholic prejudice was still very much in the mainstream of American life when JFK decided to seek the presidency in 1960.  JFK established an informal network of advisers on the religious issue—including speechwriter Ted Sorensen, Dean Francis Bowes Sayre Jr. of the National Cathedral and several journalists. It was clear from the ...

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    Stacey Abrams 2012

    Stacey Abrams, 38, is the first woman to lead either party in the Georgia General Assembly, and the first African-American to lead in the Georgia House of Representatives. First elected in 2006, Abrams has made a mark as a thoughtful, open-minded legislator and a master of detail in the formulation of public policy. In 2010, Georgia House Democrats...

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    2003 Winning Essay by Michael Sloyer

    Michael Sloyer, a 17 year-old junior at Roslyn High School in Roslyn Heights, New York, was honored as winner of the 2003 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest for High School Students by Caroline Kennedy at the  Profile in Courage Award Ceremony held at the Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston.  Michael Sloyer's winning essay, One Man w...

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    Bill Ratliff (2005)

    Bill Ratliff, former state senator and one-time lieutenant governor of Texas, has been hailed as one of the state's greatest leaders, a thoughtful and dutiful public servant who routinely risked his own political career to solve public problems in a bipartisan manner. Bill Ratliff enjoyed a career as a civil engineer before he entered politics; he ...

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