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  • John F Kennedy Funeral
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    John F. Kennedy Funeral

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

  • President Kennedy Civil Rights 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…

  • American University Commencement Address
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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…

  • Reel America emThe Last Two Daysem
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    The Last Two Days

    The film The Last Two Days documented President Kennedy’s final hours as he traveled to Texas and visited San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas. The film was produced by the Naval Photographic…

  • President Kennedy in Berlin
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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 reception…

  • emTrip of the Presidentem
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    Trip of the President

    Trip of the President: September 24-28, 1963 is an Interior Department film produced by the Naval Photographic Center documenting President John F. Kennedy’s eleven state tour to highlight…

  • emThe John Glenn Storyem
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    The John Glenn Story

    On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth. In a flight lasting just under five hours, he orbited the earth three times in a spacecraft named…

  • President Kennedys Final Address to the United Nations General Assembly
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    President Kennedy's Final Address to the United Nations General Assembly

    President Kennedy spoke before the United Nations General Assembly, for what would be his last address to that body, on September 20th, 1963. The president noted that the delegates were meeting…

  • 1963 State of the Union Address
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    1963 State of the Union Address

    A portion of President Kennedy’s State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress.

  • 1963 Universal Newsreel on Mona Lisa in Washington DC
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    1963 Universal Newsreel on Mona Lisa in Washington, D.C.

    President John F. Kennedy made brief remarks at the opening ceremony for a three-week loan of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” to the National Gallery of Art in 1963.

  • Kennedy Address on Nuclear Disarmament
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    Kennedy Address on Nuclear Disarmament

    President Kennedy talked about nuclear disarmament during an excerpt of this March 2, 1963, address.

  • The JFK Tapes Congressional Issues
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    The JFK Tapes: Congressional Issues

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    President John F. Kennedy’s 1963 conversations about dealing with Congress. Topics include the TFX or Tactical Fighter Experimental Plane; wheat legislation; the debt limit; and a foreign aid…