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    Ernest Hemingway – Between Two Wars

    Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars is the first ever exhibition devoted to the work and life of Ernest Hemingway. Manuscripts, letters, photos and personal items reveal the writer behind the legend at this landmark exhibition showcasing the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library's Ernest Hemingway Collection.

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    William Winter (2008)

    As Governor of Mississippi in the early 1980’s, William Winter called the state legislature into special session to pass a landmark education reform proposal aimed at bringing uniform quality and racial tolerance to public education in Mississippi. Winter's Education Reform Act of 1982 was among the most significant pieces of legislation of its ...

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    2002 Winning Essay by Emily Ullman

    Emily Ullman, a 17 year-old senior at the Academy for the Advancement of Science and Technology in Hackensack, New Jersey, was honored by Caroline Kennedy and other members of President Kennedy's family during a May 6, 2002 ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston for her prize-winning entry in the national John F. Kennedy Profile in Coura...

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    Luke Ravenstahl 2011

    In 2003, at the age of 23, Luke Ravenstahl became the youngest person ever elected to the Pittsburgh City Council. In 2005, he became City Council president, and ten months later, after the untimely death of then-mayor Bob O’Connor, Ravenstahl was sworn in as Pittsburgh’s 58th mayor. He was 26 years old, and Pittsburgh was on the brink of bankruptc...

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    Stacey Abrams 2012

    Stacey Abrams, 38, is the first woman to lead either party in the Georgia General Assembly, and the first African-American to lead in the Georgia House of Representatives. First elected in 2006, Abrams has made a mark as a thoughtful, open-minded legislator and a master of detail in the formulation of public policy. In 2010, Georgia House Democrat...

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    Boston Schoolteachers to Benefit from Five-Day Conference on History of Civil Rights at Kennedy Library (June 19, 2002)

    The John F. Kennedy Library will sponsor a summer institute for teachers from the Boston Public Schools that will examine the struggle for civil rights and include presentations by such key civil-rights activists as Dorothy Cotton, a top advisor to Martin Luther King, and Vivian Malone-Jones, one of the students Governor George Wallace sought to ba...

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    Kennedy Library to Mark 40th Anniversary of Landmark Civil-Rights Event on September 30th: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss (September 20, 2002)

    BOSTON: The John F. Kennedy Library will host a special forum , James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss, on September 30th from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the registration of James Meredith as the first black student at the University of Mississippi, a landmark event in the civil rights movement of the 1960s. On...

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    The Presidency and Civil Rights - Civil Rights: Then and Now

    Ray Suarez, Allida Black, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, and Roger Wilkins discuss how the lessons learned from the civil rights movement 50 years ago inform the struggle for equal rights today and examine more recent landmarks including the Equal Rights Amendment, the Americans with Disabilities Act, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", gay marriage, and immigra...

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    JFK Library Presents Landmark Exhibition on the Life and Writings of Ernest Hemingway

    BOSTON - The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum today announced the opening of a new landmark exhibition, Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars. Showcasing the JFK Library’s Hemingway Collection, this is the first ever major museum exhibition devoted to the work and life of Ernest Hemingway. The exhibit features a trove of rarely ex...

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