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    Rosemary Kennedy

    Rosemary Kennedy, born Rose Marie Kennedy on September 13, 1918, was the third child and eldest daughter of Joseph and Rose Kennedy. She was slower to crawl, slower to walk and to speak than her brothers, and she experienced learning difficulties when she reached school age. Despite her apparent intellectual disabilities, Rosemary participated i...

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    JFK and the Student Airlift

    At a key point in the 1960 presidential campaign, a dynamic young leader from Kenya named Tom Mboya visited Senator John F. Kennedy. Mboya led a campaign of his own that would eventually bring hundreds of African students to America for higher education, including Barack Obama Sr., President Obama's father. Kennedy's decision to support the ...

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    Patricia Kennedy Lawford

    Patricia Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts on May 6, 1924, the sixth child and fourth daughter of Rose and Joseph Kennedy. Patricia attended the Roehampton Sacred Heart Convent School, a boarding school on the outskirts of London, while her father was Ambassador to Great Britain. She was a good student, especially in mathematics. In 1...

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    Jacqueline Kennedy in the White House

    Jacqueline Lee Bouvier was born on July 28, 1929 in Southampton, New York. Her father, John Vernou Bouvier III, was an affluent Wall Street stockbroker whose ancestors had arrived from France in the early 1800s. Her mother, Janet Lee Bouvier, an accomplished equestrienne, was of Irish and English parentage. Jackie spent her childhood in New York Ci...

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    Young JFK's Plea for a Raise

    Students learn how young John F. Kennedy tried to convince his father to raise his allowance and then try their hand at persuasive letter-writing

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    Ethel Skakel Kennedy

    Ethel Skakel Kennedy was born on April 11, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois to coal magnate George Skakel, a Protestant, and his devoutly Catholic wife, Ann Brannack Skakel. Ethel’s father, George Sr., started work as an eight dollars a week railroad clerk. He, along with some co-workers, built a small coal and coke business into a diversified privately ...

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    Elementary School Curricular Resources

    Access biographical resources on John F. Kennedy, including a letter from ten-year-old Jack Kennedy to his father, asking for a raise in his allowance. All lessons plans incorporate age-appropriate primary source material. Topics include: the campaign and election of 1960, the space program, civil rights, and the Kennedy White House. Check out l...

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    Public Servants of September 11 (2002)

    On May 6, 2002, a special and unprecedented John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for Public Service was awarded to the thousands of selfless public servants who demonstrated extraordinary courage and heroism in response to the tragic events of September 11. In defining public servants, the Profile in Courage Award Committee included all private...

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    Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

    Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald was born in Boston’s North End on July 22, 1890, the eldest child of John F. (“Honey Fitz”) and Mary Josephine Hannon Fitzgerald. She was first introduced to politics as a child. When she was 5, her father was a congressman. By the time she turned 15, Honey Fitz was one of the most popular and colorful mayors Boston had...

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    A. Phillip Randolph

    A. Philip Randolph was revered by many younger civil rights activists, who regarded him as the spiritual father of the movement. "If he had been born in another period, maybe of another color," said John Lewis, "he probably would have been president."

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Portrait of Ernest Hemingway at Sixteen Years Old

EH06069P Portrait of Ernest Hemingway at sixteen years old, 1916.

Accession Number: EH006069P Description: Portrait of Ernest Hemingway. Photograph inscr...

KN-C21748. President John F. Kennedy with White House Police Pistol Team

President John F. Kennedy visits with members of the White House Police Pistol Team in the...