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Space Race Teaching Activities

Students learn about the pioneering Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space programs that set the foundation for the modern space program and played an integral role in the Cold War. Continue reading

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New JFK Challenge iPad App

The free app turns players into NASA and Peace Corps trainees ready to accept President Kennedy’s charge to accomplish great things and make a difference in the world. Continue reading

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Profile in Courage Essay Contest

We invite U.S. high school students to write an essay on an act of political courage for the Profile in Courage Essay Contest. The submission deadline is January 5, 2015. Continue reading

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Remembering JFK

Find resources about John F. Kennedy, his administration, and his assassination from the National Archives. Continue reading

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We Shall Overcome: Anxiety and Optimism for the March on Washington

On August 28, 1963, a quarter million people came to the nation’s capital to petition their duly elected government in a demonstration known as the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Frustrated by the inaction of a gridlocked Congress, … Continue reading

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1963: The Struggle for Civil Rights, a New Website

A new interactive website created by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and the Kennedy Library Foundation, presents seven key “chapters” in one of the most tumultuous years in civil rights history. Each chapter on 1963: The Struggle for Civil Rights features primary … Continue reading

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