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    Ernest Hemingway's Childhood Home in Oak Park, Illinois
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    Accession Number: EH06157P Description: Ernest Hemingway's childhood home: 439 N. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, Illinois. The original is a cyanotype in Mother's Scrapbook II, p. 20. Credit Line: Ernest Hemingway Collection. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston. Return to Gallery: Early Years 1899-1921

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    2004 Winning Essay by Will Schmidley

    Will Schmidley, an 18 year-old senior at Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, Arkansas, and Avram Sand, a 16 year-old junior at Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy in New York City, were honored during the May 24, 2004, Profile in Courage Award ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston for their prize-winning entries in the national John ...

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    Ethel Skakel Kennedy

    Ethel Skakel Kennedy was born on April 11, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois to coal magnate George Skakel, a Protestant, and his devoutly Catholic wife, Ann Brannack Skakel. Ethel’s father, George Sr., started work as an eight dollars a week railroad clerk. He, along with some co-workers, built a small coal and coke business into a diversified privately ...

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    Dean Koldenhoven (2002)

    Dean Koldenhoven, former mayor of Palos Heights, Illinois, was honored for his political courage in speaking out against religious discrimination and calling for tolerance within his community. In May 2000, three years into his term, Mayor Koldenhoven confronted a crisis of intolerance in Palos Heights when plans to open a mosque in the Chicago sub...

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    Lisa Madigan 2005

    When she took her oath of office in 2003, Lisa Madigan became the first woman ever to hold the position of Illinois Attorney General. At the age of 39, she serves as the state’s chief consumer advocate and law enforcement officer. Ms. Madigan has spearheaded efforts leading to the passage of more than 30 legislative initiatives since she took offic...

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    David Baker, Michael Streit, Marsha Ternus (2012)

    On April 3, 2009, the Iowa Supreme Court made history by unanimously striking down a statute barring same-sex marriage, making Iowa the third state in the U.S. and the first state outside of New England to allow same-sex marriage. Massachusetts and Connecticut already allowed same-sex marriage at the time; California had done so before the passa...

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