JFK chose to take us farther than we had gone before. Not because our moonshot was easy—but because it was hard. #JFKMoonshot
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JFK chose to take us farther than we had gone before. Not because our moonshot was easy—but because it was hard. #JFKMoonshot
Maxwell D. Taylor (center), later JFK's Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division in March 1944, where they were training in England for the Allied invasion of Normandy.
On D-Day, he made the airborne assault on Normandy, and was the first Allied general to land on French soil. He led the 101st for the rest of the war, including in the Battle of Normandy and Operation Market Garden. In December 1944, he was briefly called back to the United States, and resumed command at the end of the Siege of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. #DDay75thAnniversary #DDay75
Today, we remember the life and lasting legacy of President Kennedy’s brother, Robert F. Kennedy with his words:
"Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."
May his commitment to justice for all continue to inspire us.
On this Day on June 5, 1961, President and Mrs. Kennedy were guests at a dinner held by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. #OTD
View more photos from their trip to London: https://www.jfklibrary.org/asset-viewer/archives/JFKPOF/107/JFKPOF-107-012?image_identifier=JFKPOF-107-012-p0003
The passage of the 19th amendment gave women the right to vote, but many black women, especially in the South, remained disenfranchised. Court cases sought to challenge arbitrary and racist rules to give all people the vote. #19thAt100
On accepting the #ProfileinCourage Award, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the courage of her House colleagues instrumental in guaranteeing the passage of the Affordable Care Act providing healthcare for millions of Americans.
Ambassador Caroline Kennedy describes House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as “the most consequential woman in American political history” for her leadership including on passing comprehensive healthcare for all and helping to elect the most diverse Congress ever. #ProfileinCourage
We are excited to share that our newly redesigned exhibit celebrating President Kennedy’s legacy is now open! Read about the transformation and view photos in a new article from Architectural Digest.
JFK Library Director Alan Price and visitors gathered together to celebrate President Kennedy’s 102nd birthday including a performance by Legacy High School Choir from Bismarck, ND.
Today would have been President Kennedy’s 102nd birthday! How much do you know about President Kennedy’s life before he took office? Take our quiz and see how you stack up on Kennedy history.
Take the quiz: https://www.tryinteract.com/share/quiz/5ce6e8fee78b790014e6b753
Happy birthday to our 35th president! 102 years ago today, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born in Brookline, Massachusetts.
View more photos of JFK's childhood and youth: https://www.jfklibrary.org/learn/about-jfk/media-galleries/jfk-youth
Congratulations to this year's JFK - GE STEM Award winners! 20 senior students who attend Boston Public Schools or live in the City of Boston will receive scholarships up to $2,500 to study STEM fields at college.
"The high courage and the supreme sacrifice of Americans who gave their lives in battle have made it possible for our land to flourish under freedom and justice." Today we remember those who lost their lives in service to our country.
📷 President John F. Kennedy places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Memorial Day 1963.
We’re excited to announce that astronaut Michael Collins, Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, astronauts, scientists and more will join us at our JFK Space Summit celebrating Apollo 11’s 50th Anniversary on June 19. Read the full schedule ——> https://www.jfklibrary.org/jfk-space-summit
Congratulations to Elazar Cramer, a senior from the Maimonides School in Brookline, MA, who won our Profile in Courage Essay Contest! He wrote about the political courage of Republican Representative Edith Nourse Rogers who defied anti-immigrant groups and supported immigration of German-Jewish refugees during World War II.
Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and 2019 Profile in Courage Honoree House Speaker Nancy Pelosi helped present the award. Elazar was awarded $10,000 scholarship with the support of John Hancock and will attend Princeton University in 2020.
Read his essay: https://www.jfklibrary.org/sites/default/files/2019-05/2019%20Winning%20Essay.pdf
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has consistently acted in service of our highest principles and our most vulnerable citizens. She has suffered defeats, but has never given up. Thanks to her courage we have healthcare for all Americans, the most diverse Congress in American history, and the strength to stand firm against the administrations assault on the rule of law. -Ambassador Caroline Kennedy
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accepts the 2019 Profile in Courage Award and says it was not arrogance, but courage that serves as the foundation for the United States of America.
2019 Profile in Courage Award Recipient
The 2019 Profile in Courage Award goes to Speaker Nancy Pelosi for putting the national interest above her party's interest to expand access to health care for all Americans and then, against a wave of political attacks, leading the effort to retake the majority and elect the most diverse Congress in our nation's history.
We're going live in just a few minutes to honor this year's Profile in Courage Award recipient, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Don't miss what she has to say.
Watch at: https://www.jfklibrary.org/events-and-awards/profile-in-courage-award
On Sunday, May 19, final admission to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will be at 1:00 PM, and the Museum will close at 2:00 PM.
Each year, the Library recognizes elected leaders who exhibit political courage. And today, courage from our leaders is more important than ever. In just two days, we're honoring House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as this year's winner of the Profile in Courage Award. Tune in at 8:30pm ET on Sunday to hear her remarks and watch the ceremony: https://profileincourageaward.org
I.M. Pei’s vision and creative genius transformed the notion of what a presidential library could be – conceiving of the Kennedy Library as both a striking architectural landmark and center for public life. We send our deepest sympathies to the Pei family and his loved ones.
- Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, Honorary President, John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is this year's Profile in Courage Award recipient because:
✅Protected and expanded healthcare for Americans
✅Protected the most vulnerable citizens
✅She helped elect the most diverse Congress in our history
You don't want to miss out on her remarks this Sunday at 8pm ET.
Watch the livestream at: https://www.jfklibrary.org/events-and-awards/profile-in-courage-award
We’re sending our best wishes for a speedy recovery to President Carter!
📷President Carter at a Kennedy Library Forum in 2011.
It’s the last day of Public Service Recognition Week. President Kennedy called on Americans to embrace public service as a noble profession.
Take our quiz and find out how much you know about the work public servants did during President Kennedy’s time and at the JFK Library! #PSRW
Hooray for sunny days! And with the Victura back on our lawn, spring has finally arrived at the JFK Library. Be sure to check out JFK’s beloved sailboat next time you visit us!
It's Public Service Recognition Week!
Staff members from the JFK Library echo President Kennedy’s call to public service as we recognize the hard work of federal employees across the country. #PSRW2019
Have you sent flowers your loved ones lately? This bill shows JFK sent his grandparents a pot of white tulips in April 1946!
The latest episode of our #JFK35 podcast looks at the recent partial opening of the Edward M. Kennedy Collection.
Hear from the JFK Library's chief archivist on the importance of this collection, as well as Senator Kennedy's friend and colleague, Senator Alan Simpson, and his longtime aid Barbara Souliotis on his more than four decades of public service.
Listen at: https://www.jfklibrary.org/about-us/social-media-apps/jfk35-podcast/season-2-episode-6-a-look-into-the-emk-collection
On May 1, 1963, JFK unveiled a US postal stamp designed by Georg Olden (second from left) commemorating the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation. Olden was the first African American to design a US postal stamp.
Happy birthday to Ella Fitzgerald, born #otd in 1917! Known as "The First Lady of Song," she performed at the birthday salute to JFK at Madison Square Garden in 1962.
"This for you, O my president..." Robert Frost inscribed this edition of "In the Clearing" for JFK. #WorldBookDay
"The Earth can be an abundant mother to all of the people that will be born in the coming years if we learn to use her with skill and wisdom, to heal her wounds, replenish her vitality, and utilize her potentialities." President John F. Kennedy
On this day, April 19, 1961, President Kennedy presented French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, "undersea pioneer to earth-bound man" with the National Geographic Society's Medal of Honor. #OTD
Listen to this week’s episode of #JFK35 to hear from historian and author Doug Brinkley, whose new book “American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race” discusses how President Kennedy turned the fledgling NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration around and how he set the course for the United States to win the space race.
His Excellency Juan Manuel Santos, former President of Colombia, Nobel laureate, and Angelopoulos Global Public Leaders Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, discusses key global issues and reflects on his distinguished career with Professor Ricardo Hausmann, director of Harvard's Center for International Development and former Chief Economist of the Inter-American Development Bank.
Our hearts are with Paris and with those who love Notre Dame.
📷 Postcard showing Île de la Cité including Notre Dame from c1920s, Ernest Hemingway Collection
In honor of the presentation of a plaque from the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School’s insignia on April 16, the Library will be open for free to all Veterans that day.
Active duty military personnel are always free.
The Brecksville Broadview Heights High School Choir from Brecksville, Ohio performed in our JFK Library Pavilion.
Let’s go Boston Athletic Association #BostonMarathon runners! The JFK Library and JFK Library Foundation staff wish you all the best on your run today. #BostonStrong #MarathonMonday
Partisan politics have been a hot issue for decades: in 1992, Senator Kennedy faced off against Senator Al Simpson about the role of partisan politics in the presidential election between George Bush and Bill Clinton. #FaceOffFriday
Happy #NationalPetDay! 🐕 🐈 🐎 🐤 🐹 🐇
Check out the full list of pets in the Kennedy White House: https://www.jfklibrary.org/learn/about-jfk/life-of-john-f-kennedy/fast-facts-john-f-kennedy/pets-in-the-whitehouse
“Speaker Pelosi leads with strength, integrity and grace under pressure – using her power to protect the most vulnerable of our citizens. She is the most important woman in American political history and is a true Profile in Courage.” —Ambassador Caroline Kennedy
Join us in congratulating Speaker Pelosi by signing our digital gavel. https://profileincourageaward.org/pelosi/
Seán Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway’s grandson, presents the 2019 PEN/Hemingway Award to Tommy Orange for There There: A Novel at this ceremony. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen delivers the keynote address. The Kennedy Library is the major repository of Ernest Hemingway’s personal papers.
Congratulations to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the 2019 #ProfileInCourage Award honoree! Speaker Pelosi put the national interest above her party's interest to expand access to health care for all Americans and then, against a wave of political attacks, led the effort to retake the majority and elect the most diverse Congress in our nation's history.
The JFK Profile in Courage Award is presented annually by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.
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