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In November 1996, less than two years into his first term as governor of South Carolina, David Beasley, a conservative Republican, went on statewide television and asked the legislature to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state house dome, where it had flown beneath the American flag and the state flag since 1962. Although Beasley had be...
In March 2000, the Georgia legislature was engaged in a bitter debate over a bill to strengthen penalties for hate crimes. The house had just voted 83-82 to shelve the bill when Dan Ponder, Jr., a Republican from a conservative district in southwestern Georgia, rose to speak. He had told no one of his plans to support the legislation. In a searchin...
Clinton Hill, Jacqueline Kennedy’s Secret Service detail, shared memories of the Kennedy White House and his service protecting the first family with Tom Putnam, Director of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.
Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in November 1963, an appeal was launched in the United Kingdom to enable British citizens to donate to a fund in the late President’s memory. This money was used to grant a fund to enable British post-graduate students to study at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a...
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.
See where JFK campaigned for president in 1960. Did he visit your town? Contribute your story to our
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This green beret was left by the eternal flame at the grave site of President John F. Kennedy by Command Sergeant Major Francis Ruddy on the day of the President's funeral. President Kennedy championed the role of Special Forces and authorized the wearing of the green beret on October 12, 1961. This beret is displayed in his memory and...
Retired Massachusetts Supreme Court Justice Margaret Marshall shares memories of her childhood in South Africa, her immigration to the United States and her most memorable court cases with Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Linda Greenhouse.
A memorial to President Kennedy, the Institute of Politics' mission is to unite and engage students, particularly undergraduates, with academics, politicians, activists, and policymakers on a non-partisan basis and to stimulate and nurture their interest in public service and leadership. The Institute strives to promote greater understanding and...
BOSTON-Ten large panels of the United in Memory: 9-11 Victims Memorial Quilt will be on exhibit at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum on September 11, 2002, as part of the Library's day-long effort to mark this solemn anniversary.
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