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    Ronald L. Sargent Selected as Chairman of JFK Library Foundation

    BOSTON, MA -- The Board of Directors of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation today announced that it has selected Ronald L. Sargent as its new chairman. Sargent is the retired chairman and chief executive officer of Staples, Inc. He has served on the Kennedy Library Foundation Board of Directors since 2010, and as the chairman of the Foundation’s Audit Committee since 2013.

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    JFK Library to Celebrate President Kennedy’s 100th Birthday

    Boston - The JFK Presidential Library and Museum is hosting a day of celebration on President Kennedy's 100th birthday, featuring performances by the U.S. Navy Band, the Boston City Singers, remarks by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, a ceremonial cake cutting, and a flyover performed by the U.S. Navy. There is cake for 1,000 people. Admission to the Museum will be free and open to the public all day.

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    JFK Centennial Weekend Celebration Events Announced

    BOSTON— The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum today announced that it will host a five-day celebration over Memorial Day weekend to commemorate the centennial of President John F. Kennedy, who was born in Brookline, Massachusetts on May 29, 1917. Events and activities include the opening of a new exhibition, JFK100: Milestones & Mementos, and special programs highlighting President Kennedy’s legacy as a champion of peace, inclusion, public service, science and innovation, and the arts. The weekend celebration is part of the JFK Library’s year-long centennial initiative aimed at inspiring new generations to find meaning and inspiration in the enduring values that formed the heart of the Kennedy presidency.

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    President Barack Obama Receives 2017 Centennial John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award

    Boston MA – Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and her son, Jack Schlossberg, presented the 2017 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award to President Barack Obama tonight as part of the centennial celebration of John F. Kennedy’s birth. Former First Lady Michelle Obama accompanied President Obama to the ceremony. The award presentation was held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum during the Kennedy Library Foundation’s annual May Dinner gala. The evening included a special performance by James Taylor.

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    New Jersey High School Student Wins National John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

    Boston, MA—The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation today announced that Daud Shad, a senior at Mountain Lakes High School in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, has won the national John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest for High School Students. Shad's winning essay profiles William Moore McCulloch, a Republican U.S. congressman from Ohio who in 1963, risked his reputation, career, and standing in the Republican Party when he agreed to support civil rights legislation introduced by President Kennedy. 

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    President Barack Obama to Receive 2017 Centennial John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award

    Boston MA – Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and her son, Jack Schlossberg, will present the 2017 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award to President Barack Obama on Sunday, May 7, 2017 as part of the centennial celebration of John F. Kennedy’s birth. Former First Lady Michelle Obama will accompany President Obama to the ceremony.

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    JFK Library hosts MA Secretary of Health and Human Services and Dr. James O'Connell for healthcare forum

    Boston, MA— Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders and Dr. James O'Connell, President of Boston Health Care for the Homeless, discuss key healthcare issues, as well as challenges and opportunities for consumers. 

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    JFK Library hosts former Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz

    Boston, MA— Former US Secretary of Energy and MIT Professor of Physics Ernest J. Moniz discusses key issues related to climate, clean energy, and nuclear security with David Gergen, senior political analyst for CNN and professor of public service and co-director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School.

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    Kennedy Library Foundation Board Chairman Kenneth R. Feinberg to Step Down After JFK Centennial Celebration

    BOSTON, MA – The Board of Directors of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation today announced that Chairman Kenneth R. Feinberg will step down at the end of 2017, which marks the conclusion of the celebration of the John F. Kennedy Centennial. Feinberg, one of the nation's leading experts in mediation and alternative dispute resolution, served as Special Master for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and oversaw the distribution of The One Fund Boston for victims of the marathon bombing. He was unanimously elected Chairman of the Board in November 2009 and has served as a member of the Board since 2005. The board will choose Feinberg’s successor in June 2017.

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    35 Touch Football Games to be Played in Honor of John F. Kennedy’s Centennial

    BOSTON—The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation today announced that it will be organizing 35 touch football games in honor of the centennial of John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, and his commitment to physical fitness. The games will be played throughout Massachusetts and in several other states on the weekend of April 8 and 9.

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    JFK Library hosts special exclusive screening of PBS documentary "The Great War"

    Boston, MA— The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and WGBH partner for an exclusive preview and discussion of the new American Experience series, The Great War. Executive Producer Mark Samels; Series Producer Amanda Pollak; MIT Associate Professor of History Chris Capozzola; and Brandeis University Chair of the Department of African and Afro-American Studies Chad Williams will discuss the legacy of America's entry into World War I. WGBH's Phillip Martin is the moderator.

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    Homegoing Wins $25,000 PEN/Hemingway Award

    BOSTON, MA – PEN New England announced that Yaa Gyasi has won the 2017 PEN/Hemingway Award, honoring a distinguished first book of fiction, for her novel Homegoing (Knopf). Patrick Hemingway, the son of Ernest Hemingway, will present the prestigious literary award to Ms. Gyasi on Sunday, April 2, at a ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.

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    Public Campaign Launched to Preserve Beloved Piece of Kennedy History

    Boston, MA — The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation today announced a public campaign to support the preservation of John F. Kennedy’s iconic wooden sailboat, the Victura.

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    Ireland's Late Late show host Ryan Tubridy and acclaimed Irish author P.J. Lynch discuss JFK's Trip to Ireland

    Boston, MA — Acclaimed Irish broadcaster and Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy and Ireland's current laureate for children's literature, illustrator P.J. Lynch, discuss President Kennedy's 1963 visit to Ireland. Author and Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe journalist Kevin Cullen moderates.


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    Former President Barack H. Obama Announced as Recipient of 2017 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award

    Boston MA –The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation today announced that former President Barack H. Obama will receive the 2017 Centennial John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award™ for his enduring commitment to democratic ideals and elevating the standard of political courage in a new century. The prestigious award will be presented by Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and her son, Jack Schlossberg, at a ceremony on May 7, 2017 at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum as part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of President Kennedy’s birth.

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    Boston Police Commissioner and local stakeholders hold safety forum at JFK Library

    Boston, MA— Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans, the Rev. Mark V. Scott, Associate Pastor at the Azusa Christian Community and member of the City of Boston's Streetworker Team, and the Rev. Jeffrey L. Brown, founder of RECAP (Rebuilding Every Community Around Peace), discuss successes and challenges facing the community. Byron Barnett, reporter for 7News WHDH and host of Urban Update, moderates.

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    JFK Library celebrates Presidents' Day week with family activities and stamp dedication

    Boston, MA - The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will offer several family-oriented activities and programs throughout Presidents’ Day week, including its signature Presidents’ Day Family Festival on February 20th.

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    JFK's sister, Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith talks about her new book, "The Nine of Us: Growing Up Kennedy"

    Boston, MA - Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith discusses her new book, The Nine of Us: Growing Up Kennedy, with her son Stephen Smith.

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    Challenges and Opportunities for the new Trump Administration

    Boston, MA - NPR host Tom Ashbrook discusses the challenges and opportunities for the new Trump Administration with award-winning journalists Brian McGrory and Ron Suskind, and historian Heather Cox Richardson.

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    JFK Forever Stamp to be Dedicated on Presidents Day

    Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Postal Service will commemorate the centennial of President John F. Kennedy’s birth by dedicating a Forever stamp in his honor at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.

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