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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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    2002 Winning Essay by Emily Ullman

    Emily Ullman, a 17 year-old senior at the Academy for the Advancement of Science and Technology in Hackensack, New Jersey, was honored by Caroline Kennedy and other members of President Kennedy's family during a May 6, 2002 ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston for her prize-winning entry in the national John F. Kennedy Profile in Coura...

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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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    John F. Kennedy Reading
    Circa 1952

    Accession Number: PX70-20:183 Description: John F. Kennedy reads at the Kennedy family home (Ambassador's residence) in Hyannis Port, MA  Credit: "New Bedford Standard Times/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston"

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    Presidential Getaway: JFK on Cape Cod

    Throughout his Presidency, JFK would retreat to the cluster of white clapboard houses in Hyannis Port that had been the emotional center of his family’s life for decades. During the summers, he would escape the pressures of the office for weekend getaways with his large, extended family. Those weekends were taken up with swimming, sunning, sa...

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    Robert F. Kennedy

    Robert Francis Kennedy was born on November 20, 1925, in Brookline, Massachusetts, the seventh child in the closely knit and competitive family of Rose and Joseph P. Kennedy. "I was the seventh of nine children," he later recalled, "and when you come from that far down you have to struggle to survive." He attended Milton Academy and, after wartime ...

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    2001 Winning Essay by Tyler Boersen

    Tyler Boersen, an 18-year old senior at Haslett High School in Haslett, Michigan, and Stephanie Dziczek, a 17-year old junior at Holmes High School in Covington, Kentucky, were honored by Caroline Kennedy and other members of President Kennedy’s family during a May 21, 2001 ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston for their...

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    About our Collections: Textual Collections

    Presidential records, personal papers, and institutional records documenting John F. Kennedy's presidency and political career; his family, friends, staff, and associates; and notable contemporaries.

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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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