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    Peacemakers of Northern Ireland (1998)

    On December 7, 1998, a special John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award was presented to eight political leaders of Northern Ireland and the American chairman of the peace talks in recognition of the extraordinary political courage they demonstrated in negotiating the historic Good Friday Peace Agreement in April, 1998. The presentation of the Prof...

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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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    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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    Elizabeth Redenbaugh (2011)

    An active school volunteer for years, Elizabeth Redenbaugh was sworn in as a member of North Carolina’s New Hanover County school board in December 2008. A few months after she was elected, the school board began contemplating a redistricting plan that appeared likely to result in increased socioeconomic and racial segregation in Wilmington midd...

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    Passing the Torch—The Inauguration of John F. Kennedy

    Treasures from the Kennedy Library Collection (on display December 10, 2010 - September 5, 2011) This special 50th anniversary exhibit presents treasures from the ceremonial events building up to the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy

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    Viktor Yushchenko (2005)

    In December 2004, despite an assassination attempt and repeated efforts by Russian- backed political opponents to rig his defeat through election fraud, Viktor Yushchenko became the democratically elected leader of Ukraine. In doing so, he inspired citizens of the world with his extraordinary courage. Yushchenko was elected president on December 26...

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    Alberto Mora (2006)

    In December 2002, Alberto J. Mora, then general counsel of the United States Navy, was alerted by Navy investigators to reports that detainees held by the U.S. military at Guantanamo Bay were being subjected to cruel and unlawful interrogation practices. Mora, whose civilian position accorded him a rank equal to that of a four-star general, soon ca...

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    Robert Ford (2012)

    Robert S. Ford began serving a recess appointment as the U.S. Ambassador to Syria in January  2011; his appointment was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in October 2011. He is the first  American ambassador posted to Damascus since 2005, when the U.S. withdrew its diplomatic presence amid tensions over the Iraq war, human rights complaints, and the ...

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    Superman’s Mission for President Kennedy

    In 1963, DC Comics, the publisher of Superman, collaborated with the Kennedy White House to create a story promoting the President’s Council on Physical Fitness. In the story, President Kennedy calls upon Superman to inspire the nation to exercise, eat better, and get stronger. In December 2013, just one month after Mr. Plastino passed away, ...

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1998 Profile in Courage Award recipients Peacemakers of Northern Ireland.

1998 Profile in Courage Award recipients Peacemakers of Northern Ireland Gerry Adams, Sinn Fein; Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume, Social Democratic and Labour Party; former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, chairman of the peace talks;  John Alderdice, Alliance Party of Northern Ireland; Malachi Curran, Northern Ireland Labour Party; and Monica McWilliams, Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition with Caroline Kennedy and Senator Edward M. Kennedy, December 7, 1998.

1998 Profile in Courage Award recipients Peacemakers of Northern Ireland Gerry Adams, S...