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    President Kennedy 1961 Inauguration

    Highlights were shown of the 1961 inauguration of President John F. Kennedy courtesy of the Senate Recording Studio. The event took place on the steps of the U.S. Capitol before a…

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    Bay of Pigs Invasion

    President Kennedy spoke to the Society of Newspaper Editors about events in Cuba, which later became known as the Bay of Pigs Invasion. He emphasized that Cuban “patriots”…

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    President Obama at Kennedy Grave Wreath-Laying Ceremony

    President Obama visited John F. Kennedy’s grave for a wreath-laying ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

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    John F. Kennedy Funeral

    Universal News newsreel footage was shown of scenes from President John F. Kennedy’s funeral.

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    President Kennedy's Cuban Missile Crisis Oval Office Address

    Archival footage of President John F. Kennedy’s Oval Office Address during the Cuban Missile Crisis. On October 22, 1962 President Kennedy addressed the nation on the build-up of…

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    Space Effort

    President Kennedy talked about the U.S. space program, arguing that America should be the leader in space exploration and the first to land a man on the moon. He said his goal to send…

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    Cuban Missile Crisis

    President Kennedy announced a naval blockade of Cuban waters because of a buildup of Russian missiles there.

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    Bay of Pigs Invasion Newsreel

    Historic Universal Studios newsreel segments were shown of the aftermath of a failed 1961 invasion of Cuba by exiles who had attempted to overthrow Cuban leader Fidel Castro. The…

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    President Kennedy News Conference

    President Kennedy delivered a press conference. Four days earlier 1500 Cuban exiles had invaded Cuba at the Bay of Pigs. President Kennedy would not respond to media questions…

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    Oval Office Historical Perspective

    The Oval Office was discussed from an historical perspective. Several clips were shown to depict the changes that the Oval Office has gone through. The Oval Office was first…

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    American University Commencement Address

    President John F. Kennedy made the commencement speech at American University on June 10, 1963. This speech marked the start of detente with the Soviet Union during the Cold War. The…

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    40th Anniversary Cuban Missile Crisis

    In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, archival materials, including audiotapes from White House meetings and television footage from the time, were shown. An…

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    State of the Union Address

    A Universal Newsreel included portions of President Kennedy delivering his first state of the union address.

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    President Kennedy in Berlin

    Newsreel footage was shown of President Kennedy visiting West Berlin and speaking to a crowd. A segment of the footage showed President Kennedy stating "ich bin ein Berliner". The…

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    JFK, History and the Politics of Memory

    Historians spoke about memory and understanding politics through history. They focused on understanding milestones, the changing nature of history, and ways in which people form…

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    Presidential Campaign Commercials 1960

    Commercials from 1960 presidential campaign featuring John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon.

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    Integration of the University of Mississippi

    In the fall of 1962, James Meredith became the first African American admitted to the University of Mississippi. His enrollment caused a major confrontation between the Kennedy…

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    State Of The Union Address

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    President Kennedy Civil Rights Address

    On June 11, 1963, President Kennedy delivered an Oval Office address on civil rights following a federal government order to protect two African-American students enrolled at the University…

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    Kennedy Inaugural Newsreel

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