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    2014 Profile in Courage Award

    Lauren Bush Lauren accepted the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library 2014 Profile in Courage award on behalf of her grandfather, George H.W. Bush. Jack Schlossberg, grandson of…

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    A Nation Remembers

    This film was from the exhibit “A National Remembers,” at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. It showed scenes and audio from…

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    The World Mourns

    The World Mourns is a 1963 Universal Newsreel film depicting the funeral of President John F. Kennedy.

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    Universal Newsreel on Kennedy Assassination

    This is a 1963 Universal Newsreel film that was released soon after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

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    President Kennedy at American University and in West Berlin

    Panelists talked about the significance and lasting influences of President John F. Kennedy’s commencement address at American University and his June 26, 1963 speech in West…

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    John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award

    Former Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D) was awarded the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library 2013 Profile in Courage award, Caroline Kennedy made remarks and presented the…

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    Celebrating the Life of Tip O'Neill

    Journalists and political commentators reflected on the life and legacy of former House Speaker Thomas “Tip” O’Neill on the 100th anniversary of his birth. The…

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    Book Discussion on Listening In

    Caroline Kennedy, daughter of former President John F. Kennedy and historian Ted Widmer talk about their multimedia book, Listening In: The Secret White House Recordings of John F. Kennedy,…

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    Cuban Missile Crisis, A 50th Anniversary Retrospective

    Historians, scholars, filmmakers and journalists gathered for a 50th anniversary retrospective on the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Topics ranged from the history of the incident, its…

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    JFK White House Tapes, Cuban Missile Crisis

    President Kennedy taped many of his White House conversations. In this October 18, 1962 recording, he dictates an account of the debates among his top advisors in the midst of the…

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    The Presidency and Civil Rights - Then and Now

    The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library convened a day-long conference on the presidency and civil rights. During the concluding panel, the achievements of the last 60 years were…

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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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    Book Discussion on Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency

    Mark Updegrove, director of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum, recounts the presidency of Lyndon Johnson. Sworn into office following the assassination of John…

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    Civil Rights and Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, and Eisenhower

    This discussion is from a conference on “The Presidency and Civil Rights” held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Among the topics: FDR’s World…

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    Book Discussion on Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy

    In March 1964, Jacqueline Kennedy sat with historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., to record seven interviews totaling over eight hours of the first lady’s remembrances of her…

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    50th Anniversary of the Bay of Pigs Invasion

    On the 50th anniversary of the April 17, 1961, Bay of Pigs Invasion historians were joined by Alfredo Duran, a Cuban exile who participated in the assault, in examining the steps leading to…

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    John F. Kennedy and the 1960s

    Tom Brokaw and Jane Pauley talked about how John F. Kennedy’s presidency shaped and influenced the culture of the 1960s. Tom Brokaw is the author of BOOM!: Voices of the Sixties.…

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    Voting Rights in the Kennedy Years

    Judge Gordon Martin talked about his book of Count Them One by One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote (University Press of Mississippi, 2010). As a young lawyer he worked…

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    Humor in Politics

    Garrison Keillor discusses the role of humor and why it is a fundamental to American life. He also responded to questions from the audience. “An Afternoon with Garrison…

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    Nuclear Disarmament

    Queen Noor of Jordan led a discussion on the issue of nuclear disarmament at the Kennedy Library. The Queen urged congressional passage of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START)…

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