Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Washington columnist for the Boston Globe, Tom Oliphant, and former Boston Globe reporter and professor of journalism at the University of Mississippi, Curtis Wilkie, discuss their new book The Road to Camelot: Inside JFK's Five-Year Campaign.
David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, discusses his new collection of speeches, The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For, with longtime former ABC reporter and anchor Charlie Gibson. This program is presented as part of the JFK Centennial Celebration.
Be the first to view our new exhibition, JFK 100: Milestones & Mementos, opening Friday, May 26 at 11:00 am. This exhibition, chronicling historic milestones in the President’s career and administration, as well as the events of his personal and family life, features a compelling selection of items drawn mostly from the Kennedy Library’s collections.
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is proud to partner with National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) and Boston Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (BARPCV) to host the Peace Corps community at a centennial commemoration of President Kennedy.
To commemorate JFK’s challenge to the nation of landing a man on the moon, the Kennedy Library is hosting an afternoon of activities and guest speakers for kids, families, and adults focused on Space. Featured presentations by a NASA astronaut and NASA spacesuit engineer will highlight space exploration and equipment, including what it’s like to live and work on the International Space Station.
Join us for a fun-filled day of celebration on President John F. Kennedy’s 100th birthday, featuring performances by the U.S. Naval Band, the Boston City Singers, a ceremonial cake cutting, and a flyover performed by the U.S. Navy. Admission to the Library will be free and open to the public all day.
White House correspondent for LIFE magazine, Hugh Sidey proclaimed that because of President John F. Kennedy’s use of television, “no official face has ever become so much a part of American consciousness.” From his debates with Republican candidate Richard Nixon to his sixty-four live press conferences, President Kennedy engaged the public in a continuing political conversation about vital issues of national importance. Now into the twenty-first century, President Kennedy is still considered one of the political masters of the media: he had an astute understanding of the nuances of television and how to message even the littlest detail.