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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.
While still an undergraduate at Princeton University, Wendy Kopp outlined her idea for Teach for America in her college thesis. Frustrated by the poor quality of America’s public school system, Ms. Kopp decided to create a national corps of energetic young teachers by using funds from corporate sponsors to recruit top college graduates to teach in ...
Accession number: JFKPPP-53
Description: Silent motion picture footage of President John F. Kennedy's visit to the Antietam National Battlefield site, Sharpsburg, Maryland. President Kennedy and his party, which includes Senator Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy, Joan Kennedy, Lem (Kirk LeMoyne) Billings, Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Army Ralph...
In October 1962, an American U2 spy plane secretly photographed nuclear missile sites being built by the Soviet Union on the island of Cuba. Because he did not want Cuba and the Soviet Union to know that he had discovered the missiles, Kennedy met in secret with his advisors for several days to discuss the problem. After many long and difficult ...
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...
IFP:90C "Cuban Arms: Kennedy Denies Russian Build-up"
IFP:88A "Final Tribute: Mrs. Roosevelt Laid to Rest" 11/10/1962.
IFP:90C "Cuban Arms: Kennedy Denies Russian Build-up." 2/6/1963.
Accession Number: PX 74-19:30
Description: Ceremony following re-interment of the body of President John F. Kennedy to permanent grave site. Mrs. Jacqueline Kennedy places flowers on President Kennedy's grave. Arlington National Cemetery. Arlington, Virginia.
Credit Line: Cecil Stoughton. United States Army Signal ...
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