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  • The JFK Tapes Desegregation
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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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  • Space Effort
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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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  • 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…

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  • 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…

    2,526 views
  • Senator John F Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Wedding
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    Senator John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Wedding

    Senator John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier were seen leaving St. Mary’s Church in Newport, Rhode Island, after their wedding on September 12, 1953. Guests were also identified as they were shown…

    1,919 views
  • Cuban Missile Crisis
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    Cuban Missile Crisis

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

    3,243 views
  • 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.

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  • John F Kennedy Campaign
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    John F. Kennedy Campaign

    Scenes were shown of Senator Kennedy returning for the 1960 Democratic National Convention where he was chosen as the Democratic presidential nominee.

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  • President Kennedy News Conference
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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 about the…

    2,667 views
  • Peace Corps

    Peace Corps

    Newsreel footage was shown of President Kennedy proposing the formation of the Peace Corps.

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