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    Henry Gonzalez (1994)

    On September 11, 1994, the fifth Profile in Courage Award was presented to U.S. Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez of Texas, Chairman of the House Banking Committee, who launched a series of dramatic hearings on the savings and loan crisis, which resulted in far-reaching legislation to clean up the mess and reform the industry. Charles Keating was convi...

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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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    Michael Synar (1995)

    In his sixteen years as a U.S. Congressman from Oklahoma, Michael L. Synar distinguished himself for his unwavering commitment to serve the public interest, no matter how powerful the foe or great the political risk. As a leader of the anti-smoking forces in Congress, Synar introduced legislation to restrict advertising of tobacco products and to i...

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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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    Profiles in Courage for Our Time (June 3, 2002)

    Profiles in Courage for Our Time , the new best seller edited and introduced by Caroline Kennedy, pays tribute to 13 heroes, each a recipient of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation’s prestigious award for political courage. In addition, Caroline has written three short essays honoring the 2002 recipients of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Cour...

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    Hemingway Letters to Marlene Dietrich Donated to JFK Library and Museum (April 7, 2003)

    BOSTON—The John F. Kennedy Library and Museum announced today that Marlene Dietrich’s daughter, Maria Riva, has donated to the Kennedy Library 30 letters written by Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) to Marlene Dietrich between 1949 and 1959. The John F. Kennedy Library and Museum is home to the majority of Ernest Hemingway’s papers, including 95 percent...

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    Public Notice (July 10, 2009)

    The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is providing notice of the final Environmental Assessment (EA), and Finding Of No Significant Impact (FONSI) regarding the proposed construct of a two story 28,000 square foot addition to the existing John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum building at Columbia Point, Boston MA. 

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    Kennedy Library to Mark Inauguration of President Barack Obama (January 12, 2009)

    On Tuesday, January 20, 2009 the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will mark the inauguration of President Barack Obama, by offering free viewing of inaugural events (from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.), including President Obama’s inaugural address, in the Museum’s theater. In addition, all guests will receive a free commemorative cop...

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    Caroline Kennedy Opens New Wing of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum (May 4, 2011)

    BOSTON – Caroline Kennedy, President of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, and Tom Putnam, Director of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, today officiated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion and opening of the new 30,000 square foot wing of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. The ceremony took place i...

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    To Light the World

    On April 3, 2014, over 120 educators and school librarians attended the conference To Light the World: Stories of Hope and Courage for Challenging Times. Mary Ann Cappiello moderated an author's panel featuring Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Walter Dean Myers, and Doreen Rappaport. In addition to workshop sessions, participants had the opportunity to m...

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