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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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    Jane Leu 2006

    Jane Leu, 37, Founder and Executive Director of Upwardly Global, a nonprofit organization that helps legal immigrants reclaim their professional careers in the United States and assists employers in tapping into the talents and skills of foreign-born professionals, was honored with the 2006 John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award for a non-elected in...

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    2016 Presidents' Day Week at the JFK Library

    The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will offer several family-oriented activities and programs throughout Presidents’ Day week, including our signature Presidents’ Day Family Festival featuring presidential storytelling, activities and performances.

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    Attorney General's Office

    President Kennedy appointed his 35-year old brother Robert Francis Kennedy as the attorney general of the United States. The close working relationship of John and Robert Kennedy was one of the most unusual and successful in the history of American public life. When Robert Kennedy became attorney general, the civil rights struggle was entering a...

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    Civil Rights Movement

    When John F. Kennedy became president in 1961, black Americans, especially those living in southern and border states, were denied legal equality and human dignity. They could not vote, were barred from public facilities, were subjected to routine insults and violence (often carried out by law enforcement officials), and could not expect justice...

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    Investigating the March on Washington

    Topics: Civil Rights, Social Studies, ELA Many students know that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his historic “I Have a Dream” speech on August 28, 1963, at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. They may not know, however, that nine other civil rights leaders spoke that day. In this activity, students work in small groups to l...

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    Americans in Space

    Speeches, documents, photographs and an activity guide your exploration of the space program in the Kennedy administration.

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    Docents

    Docents at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum facilitate museum learning for visitors of all ages including families, students and adults. Docent duties may include, but are not limited to, conducting museum highlights programs, leading programs for school groups, and engaging visitors in hands-on museum activities.

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    Hemingway Newsletters and News Releases

    The JFK Library & Museum publishes newsletters about current events, preservation efforts, and collection updates. Read more about past activities here.

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    Charles Weltner (1991)

    Rather than "compromise with hate" and be forced to support the candidacy of Lester Maddox, an advocate of segregation, Congressman Charles Longstreet Weltner (D-Ga) placed principle above ambition and withdrew from his own race for re-election. Although his action cost him a third term in Congress, Weltner's willingness to risk everything for h...

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