Today we mourn the passing of John Seigenthaler, a great man and a cherished friend of the Kennedy Library. His service to President Kennedy as a champion of civil rights for the administration, and to the president’s legacy as the long-time chairman of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award Committee, exemplify the patriotism and selflessness that were hallmarks of his extraordinary life.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Kennedy Library Foundation, I extend my deepest sympathies to the Seigenthaler family.

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