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Dedicated to the memory of our nation's 35th president. This account is run by the JFK Library Foundation. Follow JFK's words in today's world .
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. organizers received the JFK for helping to mobilize one of the largest public demonstrations in American history while putting gun control on the agenda of lawmakers. Nominate someone you think deserves the honor:
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JFK Library Oct 14
In 1962, JFK met with members of the American Indian Chicago Conference, who had created the Declaration of Indian Purpose the year before. See more photos and learn who was there:
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JFK Library Oct 11
🚨Attention all students: Our Essay Contest is now OPEN 🚨 Submit an essay today about an elected official who inspired you with their political courage. First place prize is $10,000 for college🏆 Learn more:
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JFK Library Oct 11
In 1958, Frank Kameny was fired from his job with the federal government because of his sexuality. He would go on to form the Mattachine Society of Washington and fight for equality for LGBTQ+ people. More on his activism & letters to JFK:
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JFK Library Oct 11
Replying to @DeliaCabe @profilesin
Glad to hear that you want to recognize political courage! We're accepting nominations for the 2020 Profile in Courage Award. Submit a nomination here:
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JFK Library Oct 11
Happy birthday to Eleanor Roosevelt, born in 1884! The former FLOTUS was chair of JFK's Commission on the Status of Women.
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U.S. GPO Oct 10
in 1963, President Kennedy presented the Collier Trophy jointly to the first U.S. astronauts, known as the "Original Seven." Read President Kennedy's entire remarks on page 775 of the Public Papers of the Presidents:
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OurPresidents Oct 9
In the spring of 1968, Dianne and Raymond Patnaude traveled with Senator Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Kennedy as they campaigned throughout Northern Indiana in the presidential primary. Explore photos from the campaign trail :
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JFK Library Oct 10
Replying to @ZeitgeistAlanA
😳 You're right- thank you!
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JFK Library Oct 10
JFK presented the Mercury astronauts with the Collier Trophy, awarded for pioneering manned space flight in the US, in 1962. 🎙️ JFK's remarks:
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JFK Library Oct 8
Looks like it was a perfect day for launch with the app! 🚀🌕
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Wentworth News Oct 8
In the spirit of innovation, Wentworth Institute of Technology will look back at the Apollo 11 moon landing event with a discussion sponsored by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.
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JFK Library Oct 7
JFK signed the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, in 1963, saying: "Today the fear is a little less and the hope a little greater." 🎙️ His remarks:
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OurPresidents Oct 7
President Kennedy signed the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty on this day in 1963. The treaty prohibited nuclear weapon tests under water, in the atmosphere, or in outer space. Read about the difficult negotiations and path to support : 📷: 10/7/1963.
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JFK Library Oct 4
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She was also one of many notable signers of this telegram, condemning police violence towards civil rights protesters, asking JFK to "end the reign of terror in Birmingham and throughout the South...” 📄:
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JFK Library Oct 4
Remembering the life and legacy of Diahann Carroll. In April 1962, she was the first black woman to win a Tony for best lead actress in a musical. Less than a month later, she sang at JFK's birthday party.
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JFK Library Oct 4
The oldest document here is the Treaty of Ormonde and O’Kennedy from 1336, the first known mention of the Kennedy name in recorded Irish history. 📄:
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JFK Library Oct 4
Replying to @barry_t
Correct!
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JFK Library Oct 4
Replying to @JFKLibrary
And then during President Kennedy's trip to Ireland in 1963, he was given a piece of the Giant's Causeway by the mayor of Galway! ⛰️:
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JFK Library Oct 4
Replying to @JFKLibrary
Rose visited Giant's Causeway in 1909, and Joe Jr. visited it in his travels to Ireland in 1937. 📷: KFC1452N 📷: KFC702N
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