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    2012 Winning Essay by Patrick Reilly

    Patrick Reilly, a junior at Archmere Academy in Claymont, Delaware,  won the national John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest for High School Students™. Reilly was honored by Caroline Kennedy during the May 7, 2012, Profile in Courage Award ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston for his prize-winning essa...

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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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    David Beasley (2003)

    In November 1996, less than two years into his first term as governor of South Carolina, David Beasley, a conservative Republican, went on statewide television and asked the legislature to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state house dome, where it had flown beneath the American flag and the state flag since 1962. Although Beasley had be...

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    2013 Winning Essay By Jamie Baer

    Jamie Baer, a senior at Homestead High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana, has won the national John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest for High School Students™. Baer’s prize-winning essay tells the story of former New York State Senator Roy McDonald, who, in June 2011, crossed party lines to vote in favor of legalizing same-sex ma...

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    Online Research Guides

    Library staff has developed a number of subject guides on topics of interest to researchers. The guides, which bring together a range of archival materials on given subjects, are an excellent place to begin a research project.

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    The Situation Room

    The Situation Room was created after the failed Bay of Pigs invasion during the Kennedy Administration. President Kennedy felt he could no longer trust the information coming to him from the various areas of the national defense departments. As a way to ease the tensions and create a place for higher communication after the Bay of Pigs, Presiden...

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    The White House Restoration

    Remembering her childhood visit to the mansion, Mrs. Kennedy told Life magazine, “From the outside I remember the feeling of the place. But inside, all I remember is shuffling through. There wasn't even a booklet you could buy. Mount Vernon and the National Gallery and the FBI made a far greater impression.” Many years later, as she prepared to mov...

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    2014 Winning Essay By Ben Wolman

    Ben Wolman, a freshman at Palisades Charter High School in Pacific Palisades, California has won the national John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest for High School Students. Wolman’s prize-winning essay describes the political courage of former Colorado State Senate President John Morse, who in March 2013 risked his career to lead...

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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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    Sima Samar (2004)

    In 2002, Sima Samar became the first women's affairs minister in Afghanistan's post-Taliban interim government. Prior to her appointment, Samar had dedicated her life to the preservation of basic rights for women and girls in Afghanistan. She fled her country in 1984 during the Soviet ocupation and moved to the border town of Quetta, Pakistan, wher...

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EH3331P Ernest Hemingway below a statue of Neptune in Venice.

EH3331P Ernest Hemingway below a statue of Neptune in Venice.

Accession Number: EH3331P Description: Ernest Hemingway below a statue of Neptune at the e...

ST-A4-10-61. President John F. Kennedy with Prime Minister Harold Macmillan of Great Britain in Bermuda

President John F. Kennedy and Prime Minister of Great Britain Harold Macmillan stand on th...