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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 Soviet nuclear…

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    Cuban Missile Crisis

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

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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 a man…

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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 audiotape was…

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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 administration and…

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    1962 State Of The Union Address

    President Kennedy delivered his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress.

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    The JFK Tapes: Desegregation

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    On October 1, 1962, James Meredith became the first African American to become a student at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. President John F. Kennedy’s phone calls about the…

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    President Kennedy Tours U.S. Space Installations

    A 1962 Universal Newsreel showed President John F. Kennedy’s tour of several sites involved in research and development of the U.S. space program. The tour included a stop at Huntsville,…

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    President Kennedy Speech

    President Kennedy spoke about the technological advances made in the century and the U.S. commitment to the space program.

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    The JFK Tapes

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    John F. Kennedy was born May 29, 1917--and C-SPAN Radio notes the 100th anniversary of his birth with calls about one of the most significant domestic events of his presidency: The 1962 admission…

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    55th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis

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    In October 1962, the United States and Soviet Union stood on the brink of war over Soviet missiles in Cuba.  President John Kennedy’s calls, news conferences and addresses to the nation…

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    The White House, the First Year

    This U.S. Information Agency film produced by Movietone News documented key events in President John F. Kennedy’s administration from the 1961 inauguration to the 1962 State of the Union…

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    Cuban Missile Crisis Anniversary

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    The anniversary of the October 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, with JFK’s calls, news conferences and address to the nation. Barbara Perry discussed President Kennedy’s reaction to the crisis.…

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