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    Giovanna Negretti 2008

    Giovanna Negretti, 37, is the co-founder and executive director of Oiste?, established in 1999 to provide Massachusetts Latinos with the tools and training to enter public service. The organization was founded in response to concern about the underrepresentation of Latinos in public decision making roles. While its original goal was to provide non-...

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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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    John F. Kennedy and PT109

    John F. Kennedy's comment speaks a soldier's clear-eyed appraisal of the mechanics of heroism. It is of course unjust, however true it may be, and to do justice to the young Lieutenant Kennedy, we must look at everything that he leaves out—everything that happened after the Japanese sank his boat in the South Pacific during World War II.

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    Lowell Weicker, Jr. (1992)

    In 1991, after a careful, first-hand examination of his state's deteriorating fiscal condition, Governor Lowell Weicker of Connecticut shocked many residents of the state by proposing a first-time-ever personal income tax as part of his fiscal year 1992 budget package. He believed that for Connecticut to survive its worst financial crisis since the...

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    Caroline Kennedy Convenes Public Forum on Political Courage (May 6, 2003)

    Nearly fifty years have passed since the publication of John F. Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage, the Pulitzer Prize-winning homage to American political greatness. In 1989, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation created the Profile in Courage Award to honor President Kennedy’s commitment and contribution to public service. The annual award, named aft...

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    JFK Library and Museum Invites Public to Vote for Top Ten Documents that Shaped America (September 17, 2003)

    BOSTON – The John F. Kennedy Library and Museum is participating in The People’s Vote: 100 Documents That Shaped America, a national challenge, sponsored by the National Archives, National History Day, and U.S. News & World Report, to engage Americans in a debate about which documents in American history are the most influential and that ser...

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    A President's Day
    2/16/2004 - This is the "Asset Date" field

    A description of what a president does throughout the course of a day

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    White House Recordings of President Kennedy Debating Vietnam Coup Released by JFK Presidential Library (November 2, 2009)

    BOSTON–The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum announced today that it has declassified and made available for research presidential recordings of four meetings between President Kennedy and his highest level Vietnam advisors during the days after the highly controversial  “Cable 243” was sent. The cable, which was dispatched on August ...

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