This interactive timeline brings to life the pivotal events of the Civil Rights Movement in 1963 through more than 230 primary sources ranging from film footage of the March on Washington to letters from youth advising the president to JFK’s landmark address to the American people and secret recordings of behind-the-scenes negotiations on civil rights legislation.
The free JFK Challenge app for iPad brings American history to life for kids by turning them into astronauts and Peace Corps volunteers. Fly to the moon or help people around the world with this exciting offering from the JFK Library.
This exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s birth with a presentation of items drawn mostly from the collections of the Kennedy Library.
Museum visitors end their tour of the JFK Library in the 115 foot high glass pavilion designed by I.M. Pei. Courtesy of Google, you can now explore this space from the comfort of your own home!
For 13 days in October 1962, a confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union brought the world to the brink of nuclear destruction and the end of mankind. Read formerly classified documents and listen in on secretly recorded ExComm meetings as President Kennedy and his advisors seek a peaceful resolution for the removal of Soviet intercontinental missiles from Cuba.
In October 1962, the world held its breath as the United States and the Soviet Union stood on the brink of nuclear war. This exhibit and related app give unprecedented access to clandestine White House audio recordings, revealing how President Kennedy and his advisers worked furiously to avert World War III.
In the fall of 1962, the college town of Oxford, Mississippi, erupted in violence. James Meredith, an African American student, attempted to register at the all-white University of Mississippi known as "Ole Miss." Witness the events first-hand through the actual letters, recorded telephone conversations, and images of those who made history.
Experience first-hand each of President Kennedy's 1,000 days in office through the interactive White House Diary – a daily schedule that includes digital scans of his actual appointment diary for any given day, as well as video, audio, and photos of the day's events. (Note: This feature uses Adobe Flash.)
Sit at President Kennedy's Oval Office desk and explore the world from his point of view. (Note: This feature uses Adobe Flash.)
Visit JFK50.org, an award-winning website created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's administration. Explore events in JFK's presidency through the graphic novel-style History Now, learn how his legacy is being continued in the Legacy Gallery, and download customizable exhibits and primary source material for classroom use. (Note: This website uses Adobe Flash.)