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The JFK Library is the host site for the National Student/Parent Mock Election (NSPME) for Massachusetts. This voter education program is held every two years to actively engage students in grades K-12 in state and national campaigns, and emphasize the importance of voting and the power of their ballots.
The American Studies Summer Institute allows teachers and graduate students in American Studies, political science, history, and related disciplines to explore in depth a topic drawn from American history, politics, culture, or social policy. This intensive two-week summer program includes informative and thought-provoking lectures and discussions ...
When Cory A. Booker, 39, took the oath of office as mayor of New Jersey’s largest city on July 1, 2006, he assumed the leadership of a city plagued by crime and economic blight. Booker immediately launched a “100-Day Plan” to improve public safety, develop the economy, and reform city government. Among his early reforms were a reorganization of the...
On April 9, 1959, during President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s administration, seven men were selected to become Project Mercury astronauts: Scott Carpenter, Leroy Gordon Cooper, John Glenn Jr., Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Walter Schirra Jr., Alan Shepard Jr., and Donald “Deke” Slayton. The goals of the Project Mercury program were specific: to orbit a man...
Accession Number: MR2008-63.
Description: Chicken Fat, also known as “The Youth Fitness Song.” Composed for President Kennedy’s Physical Fitness Program. Recordings of this song were sent to school districts throughout the United States to accompany the official U.S. Physical Fitness program of the President’s Cou...
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Bring your students to the Library for guided, interactive programs that enrich classroom studies in American history, civics and language arts, and explore the events and issues of the early 1960s.
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Description: Cameraman working on Joh...
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