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 @JFKSaid.
#WomensHistoryMonth 🤝 #ArchivesMusic We’re joining in this month’s #ArchivesHashtagPartyby sharing some of the incredible female musicians in the archives at the JFK Library!
Marjorie Lawson was critical to the success of the 1960 Kennedy campaign to get Black voters. She directed the civil rights division of the campaign, and introduced JFK to influential Black leaders. #BlackHistoryMonth © Maurice Sorrell. President’s Collection Photographs.
61 years ago today, Jacqueline Kennedy led a televised tour of the newly restored White House. What did the public think? Archivists have preserved their letters describing their reactions - positive and negative - to the tour. Read a selection:
Singer and actress Judy Garland performed at a campaign rally for JFK aimed at absentee voters in Germany in 1960, and later visited him in the Oval Office with Richard Adler, Carol Burnett, and Danny Kaye. #ArchivesMusic #WomensHistoryMonth
Any fans of the James Bond movie Goldfinger? Welsh singer Dame Shirley Bassey - who would record the title song fro Goldfinger - sang at the 2nd Inaugural Salute for JFK in 1963. #ArchivesMusic #WomensHistoryMonth
President Lincoln’s 1st inauguration was held #otd on March 4, 1861. One hundred years later, JFK commemorated the centennial of that event, which included a reenactment of his inaugural ceremony. See the full program:
On March 14,1962, PT boat veterans presented JFK with a glass PT-109 paperweight, meant to honor JFK’s journey from PT boat commander to Commander in Chief of the United States. See the paperweight:
To embarrass Northern liberals and humiliate Black people, southern White Citizens Councils started their so-called "Reverse Freedom Rides," giving Black people one-way tickets to northern cities with false promises of jobs, housing, and better lives.
In the face of grave threats to democracy around the world, the JFK Library Foundation will honor five individuals with the #ProfileInCourage Award. These honorees have demonstrated acts of extraordinary courage to protect democracy at home and abroad.
These are the last lines of the last speech ever typed for President Kennedy, intended for remarks on November 22, 1963.
JFK said, “The old ways will not do.” And 60 years later, it has never felt more true. #TheNewNewFrontier
JFK said, “…I believe that the times require imagination, and courage, and perseverance.” #TheNewNewFrontier
On November 22, 1963, President and Mrs. Kennedy continued their visit to Texas, and traveled to Dallas. As they rode through the city, shots were fired. The motorcade rushed to the nearest hospital, but the wound was mortal.