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    Roy Barnes (2003)

    In January 2001, in his first term as governor of Georgia, Roy Barnes succeeded where his predecessors had failed, winning the state legislature’s approval for a new state flag that minimized the prominence of the Confederate battle emblem, which had long been a focus of intense political conflict in the American South. Barnes undertook the effort ...

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    The Making of a President

    August 28, 2008 - September 30, 2010 The Making of a President is a special display of archival material and Museum objects from the Library's collection that explores those elements of John F. Kennedy's life that prepared him for a career in public service and motivated him to seek the nation's highest elected office.

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    In Her Voice: Jacqueline Kennedy, The White House Years

    The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is proud to present a new exhibit highlighting Mrs. Kennedy's 1964 oral history interview. Sealed for 47 years and published in September 2011, it is a series of wide-ranging conversations with historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., in which Mrs. Kennedy reveals her thoughts and impressions on topics ...

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    Jennifer Staple-Clark 2011

    In 2000, then a 19-year-old sophomore at Yale, Jennifer Staple-Clark took a summer work position as a clinical researcher of glaucoma in the office of her childhood ophthalmologist in New Haven, Connecticut. She was shocked by what she saw there: scores of low-income and homeless patients whose glaucoma had needlessly progressed into blindness. Ove...

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    John Murtha (2006)

    In November 2005, U.S. Congressman John P. Murtha (D-PA), a Vietnam War veteran and the ranking Democrat and former chairman of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, galvanized debate about the war in Iraq by calling for the phased withdrawal of U.S. troops from the conflict. Murtha, who had voted in favor of the Iraq war, argued that Amer...

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    About our Collections: "Access to a Legacy" Digitization Initiative

    The groundbreaking initiative we are announcing today is the first of its kind in the nation…Because of this historical initiative, millions of documents, miles of film, and hundreds of thousands of photographs from President Kennedy’s administration will be scanned, digitized, indexed and permanently preserved. More importantly, they wil...

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    The Briefing Room

    John F. Kennedy was the first president to effectively use the new medium of television to speak directly to the American people through live televised press conferences. Video samples of his responses to reporters' questions and exhibits of objects and documents illustrate the wide range of issues he confronted as President.  Also included is h...

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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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    Shaping Up America: JFK, Sports and the Call to Physical Fitness (September 27, 2007)
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    Boston, MA – On September 27, 2007 the Museum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library unveiled Shaping Up America: JFK, Sports and the Call to Physical Fitness, a special display of archival material and Museum objects from the Library’s collection that focuses on President Kennedy’s love of sports and athletics as well as his challenge to the ...

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    "The Making of a President" a New Display Now Open in the Museum at the Kennedy Presidential Library (August 27, 2008)
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    Boston, MA – As citizens across the country prepare to elect the next President, the Museum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library has unveiled The Making of a President, a special display of archival material and Museum objects from the Library’s collection that explores those elements of John F. Kennedy’s life that prepared him for a care...

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Annie Glenn, wife of astronaut Lieutenant Colonel John H. Glenn, Jr. (center), steps up to...