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    National Student/Parent Mock Election

    The JFK Library is the host site for the National Student/Parent Mock Election (NSPME) for Massachusetts. This voter education program is held every two years to actively engage students in grades K-12 in state and national campaigns, and emphasize the importance of voting and the power of their ballots.

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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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    Cory Booker 2008

    When Cory A. Booker, 39, took the oath of office as mayor of New Jersey’s largest city on July 1, 2006, he assumed the leadership of a city plagued by crime and economic blight. Booker immediately launched a “100-Day Plan” to improve public safety, develop the economy, and reform city government. Among his early reforms were a reorganization of the...

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    Space Program

    On April 9, 1959, during President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s administration, seven men were selected to become Project Mercury astronauts: Scott Carpenter, Leroy Gordon Cooper, John Glenn Jr., Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Walter Schirra Jr., Alan Shepard Jr., and Donald “Deke” Slayton. The goals of the Project Mercury program were specific: to orbit a man...

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    Chicken Fat

    Accession Number: MR2008-63. Description: Chicken Fat, also known as “The Youth Fitness Song.”  Composed for President Kennedy’s Physical Fitness Program. Recordings of this song were sent to school districts throughout the United States to accompany the official U.S. Physical Fitness program of the President’s Cou...

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    Twitter

    Follow the Kennedy Library's Twitter feed for material from our archives and up-to-the minute information on JFK Library events, programs and news. 

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    James Florio (1993)

    On May 30, 1990, under Governor Florio's leadership, New Jersey passed the strictest gun control law in the nation, banning the sale and severely restricting the possession of assault weapons in the state. The action was a significant legislative victory for Florio, who was then engaged in a public and political battle over his reforms to the state...

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    Lateefah Simon 2010

    Lateefah Simon, 33, has advocated tirelessly on behalf of communities of color, youth and women since her teenage years. At age 15, she joined the Center for Young Women's Development, an outreach organization led by young women to provide peer-to-peer support to at-risk girls and young women in San Francisco. Simon began as a volunteer and eventua...

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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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    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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"Coffee with the Kennedys" Call-in Television Program, John F. Kennedy Senatorial Campaign

PC484 (crop): "Coffee with the Kennedys" Call-in Television Program, John F. Kennedy Senatorial Campaign, 1952

Accession Number: PC484 (crop) Description: Cameraman working on Joh...