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    Wendy Kopp 2004

    While still an undergraduate at Princeton University, Wendy Kopp outlined her idea for Teach for America in her college thesis. Frustrated by the poor quality of America’s public school system, Ms. Kopp decided to create a national corps of energetic young teachers by using funds from corporate sponsors to recruit top college graduates to teach in ...

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    Kennedy Scholars

    The Kennedy Memorial is situated at Runnymede, the meadow on the banks of the Thames where King John sealed the Magna Carta in 1215. Although the Kennedy Trust is responsible for the Memorial, it is maintained by the National Trust of the United Kingdom. The Memorial was designed by Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe, who drew on Pilgrim's Progress and Bunyan's...

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    Cuban Missile Crisis

    In October 1962, an American U2 spy plane secretly photographed nuclear missile sites being built by the Soviet Union on the island of Cuba. Because he did not want Cuba and the Soviet Union to know that he had discovered the missiles, Kennedy met in secret with his advisors for several days to discuss the problem. After many long and difficult ...

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    Green Beret

    This green beret was left by the eternal flame at the grave site of President John F. Kennedy by Command Sergeant Major Francis Ruddy on the day of the President's funeral.   President Kennedy championed the role of Special Forces and authorized the wearing of the green beret on October 12, 1961.  This beret is displayed in his memory and...

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    Jacqueline Kennedy Places Flowers on President Kennedy's Grave, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA, 16 March 1967
    16 March 1967

    Accession Number: PX 74-19:30  Description: Ceremony following re-interment of the body of President John F. Kennedy to permanent grave site. Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy places flowers on President Kennedy's grave. Arlington National Cemetery. Arlington, Virginia. Credit Line: Cecil Stoughton. United States Army Signal ...

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    PX74-19:30 Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy places flowers on President Kennedy's grave.
    16 Marh 1967

    Accession Number: PX 74-19:30  Description: Ceremony following re-interment of the body of President John F. Kennedy to permanent grave site. Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy places flowers on President Kennedy's grave. Arlington National Cemetery. Arlington, Virginia. Credit Line: Cecil Stoughton. United States Army Signal ...

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    Kennedy Presidential Library to Host 2008 National Student/Parent Mock Election (October 1, 2008)
    0/1/2008

    Boston, MA – The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum today announced that it will once again be the Massachusetts host site for the 2008 National Student/Parent Mock Election. The Mock Election, which will take place on October 30, 2008, actively engages students in state and national campaigns to emphasize the importance of voting a...

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    The 50th Anniversary of the Presidential Report on American Women
    10/14/2013

    In 1961, President John F. Kennedy established a Presidential Commission to examine and report on the status of American women. The Commission, chaired by Eleanor Roosevelt from its beginning until her death in 1962, published its report in October 1963.  The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and the Radcliffe Institute...

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    The 50th Anniversary of the Presidential Report on American Women
    10/14/2013

    In 1961, President John F. Kennedy established a Presidential Commission to examine and report on the status of American women. The Commission, chaired by Eleanor Roosevelt from its beginning until her death in 1962, published its report in October 1963.  The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and the Radcliffe Institute...

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    The 50th Anniversary of the Presidential Report on American Women
    10/14/2013

    In 1961, President John F. Kennedy established a Presidential Commission to examine and report on the status of American women. The Commission, chaired by Eleanor Roosevelt from its beginning until her death in 1962, published its report in October 1963.  The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and the Radcliffe Institute...

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