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    50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

    The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum hosted a conference on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. The program included presentations by attendees of the…

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    Civil Rights and Presidents Kennedy and Johnson

    The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library convened a conference on the presidency and civil rights. In this discussion, panelists consider President Kennedy’s legacy and the…

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    Kennedy Administration and Associates

    Thomas Putnam welcomed historians, journalists and members of the Kennedy administration for a discussion of President John F. Kennedy, his place in the nation’s history, and how…

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    Martin Luther King and Current Public Policy

    Former Pennsylvania Senator Harris Wofford and former Maryland Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend spoke at an event commemorating the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and…

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    Strengthening Civic Education

    Former Justice O’Connor and former Governor Romer announced a new National Advisory Council for the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools, a national effort to increase and…

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    JFK, MLK, and RFK: 1960-1968, Part 1

    Theodore Sorensen, Special Counsel to President Kennedy; Harris Wofford, President Kennedy’s chairman for the Subcabinet Group on Civil Rights; Taylor Branch, Pulitzer Prize-winning…

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    Enlisting Retirees for Public Service

    The panelists talked about retirement, which might last for decades with good health. Other topics included planning for satisfying activities in retirement, volunteering at schools,…

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    Future of Americorps

    A rally was held by several service organizations to support more funding for AmeriCorps. Former Senator Wofford spoke on behalf of Habitat for Humanity.

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    Youth Community Service Campaign

    National 4-H leaders presented a check to the USA Freedom Corps in support of their community service programs at the 4-H centennial’s National Youth Community Service…

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    Federal Service Programs

    Mr. Wofford talks about Americorps and other federally supported volunteer service programs. He also responded to audience calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

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    Peace Corps in the 21st Century

    Mr. Gearan and Mr. Wofford talked about the importance of volunteerism and public service. Mr. Gearan focused on the image presented overseas by American volunteers and…

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    Disaster Prevention

    President Clinton attended this roundtable discussion on disaster prevention in the wake of mud slides and flooding caused by the weather pattern known as El Nino. Residents and state…

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    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events

    Mr. Marshall and Mr. Wofford briefed reporters on service activities in which Clinton administration will participate as part of events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King,…

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    Community Activism

    Ms. Stahl moderated a discussion on citizen participation in politics and society. They debated whether leadership should and actually does come from the federal government or…

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    Youth Role in Volunteerism

    Mr. Wofford moderated a discussion on the role of young people in volunteerism. Many members of Americorps and other community service groups were present and they encouraged…

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    Washington Journal: Sunday

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    Community Service Summit Preview

    At a monthly meeting of a community service organization, Mr. Wofford previewed the upcoming national summit on community service. He stressed that service is both a way to…

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    Americorps Appropriations

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    National Service Corporation Finances

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the financial condition of the Corporation for National Service. The corporation oversees several agencies, including AmeriCorps.

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    Peace Corps 35th Anniversary Dinner

    Peace Corps alumni and others gathered to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the organization, which was founded by the Kennedy administration to allow private citizens to assist others…

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