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    Peace Corps

    On October 14, 1960, Senator John F. Kennedy spoke to the students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor during a campaign speech and challenged them to live and work in developing countries around the world, thus dedicating themselves to the cause of peace and development. That idea inspired the beginning of the Peace Corps.

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    The Federal Government Takes on Physical Fitness

    In the years just after World War II, concerns about the fitness of U.S. citizens, especially the young, attracted national attention. Several trends and developments in the country lay at the root of this anxiety. The nation's economy had changed dramatically since the beginning of the century, and with it changed the nature of work and recreat...

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    Handmade and Heartfelt Exhibit to Open November 25 (November 1, 2005)

    Boston, MA – The Museum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library will bring in this year’s holiday season with a special exhibit of gifts presented to President John F. Kennedy during his presidency.  Handmade and Heartfelt: Folk Art from the Collections of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library will be on display beginning November 25th, 2005...

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    The 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom - A Conversation with John Lewis

    The Kennedy Library hosted an afternoon conference on the March on Washington. The speaking program began at 1:00, with a showing of a documentary entitled The March beginning at 12:30 p.m. Following the film, there was a presentation by attendees of the March; a panel discussion with historians Clayborne Carson and Peniel Joseph, civil rights lead...

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