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May 7, 2010 - November 28, 2010
This exhibit marks the 50th anniversary of the 1960 West Virginia primary, considered by many historians to be one of the most significant state primaries in American political history.
December 10, 2010 - September 5, 2011
This special 50th anniversary exhibit features treasures from the ceremonial events building up to the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy on January 20, 1961.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and the John F. Kennedy National Historic Site presented Crossing Borders - Through Literature, Poetry and Personal Stories, a conference for teachers of grades 3-8 and school librarians. More than 100 people gathered at the Library for discu...
Former Peace Corps volunteers Sarah Chayes, Chris Dodd, Elaine Jones, Joe Kennedy III and Paul Theroux share their memories of serving and how their experiences changed their lives. Stanley Meisler, author of When the World Calls: The Inside Story of the Peace Corps and Its First Fifty Years, moderates.
Historians Timothy Naftali and Peter Kornbluh, and Alfredo Duran, a Cuban exile who participated in the assault, examine the steps leading to the Bay of Pigs and the lessons learned by the Kennedy administration. Adriana Bosch, writer and director of the PBS documentary Fidel Castro, moderates.
Leading with Diversity
Tom Brokaw kicks off our 2011 forum series celebrating the 50th anniversary of JFK’s Presidency. Author of The Greatest Generation and BOOM!: Voices of the Sixties, Mr. Brokaw reflects on how JFK’s Presidency shaped and influenced the culture of the 1960s with broadcast journalist Jane Pauley.
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