John F. Kennedy

John F Kennedy

JFK’s image shines on despite contradictions

BOSTON (AP) – Four days a week, David O’Donnell leads a 90-minute “Kennedy Tour” around Boston that features stops at government buildings, museums, hotels and meeting halls. Tour-goers from throughout the United States and abroad, […]

10/27/2013

In this Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 photo Lee Harvey Oswald's wedding ring, which he left at his wife's, Marina Oswald, bedside the morning of the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, is part of a themed JFK memorabilia auction "Camelot: Fifty Years After Dallas" at the Omni Parker House hotel in Boston. Engraved on the inside of the ring is a Star of Russia. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Oswald wedding ring sells for $108,000 at auction

DALLAS (AP) — Lee Harvey Oswald’s gold wedding band has sold at auction for $108,000. RR Auction said the ring sold to a buyer from Texas who wished to remain anonymous. The ring that once […]

10/24/2013

The white cotton shirt and black suit worn by Texas Gov. John Connally on the day gunfire wounded him and killed President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas on Nov. 22, 1963, is pictured at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission in Austin, Texas on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. Texas state archivists are preparing the suit and shirt worn by Connally as the centerpiece for an exhibit to mark next month’s 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination.  It will be the first public display of the clothing since 1964. (AP Photo/Tamir Kalifa)

Exhibit to show Connally’s clothing when JFK shot

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Your eyes instinctively seek the holes in the vintage 1960s black wool men’s business suit. The white cotton dress shirt with now-faded blood stains more vividly illustrates the horror of a […]

10/15/2013

White sororities admit black students at U. of Ala

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Black women are joining traditionally white sororities at the University of Alabama amid efforts to end racial segregation within Greek-letter social groups, the head of the school said Friday. University President […]

09/20/2013

(Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy at her wedding to John F. Kennday. AP File Photo)

JFK Museum to display wedding gown paper replica

BOSTON (AP) – A paper replica of the gown worn by Jacqueline Bouvier when she wed then-U.S. Sen. John F. Kennedy will be displayed in Boston to mark the 60th anniversary of their nuptials. The […]

09/07/2013

In this Oct. 3, 1965 photo U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson sits at his desk on Liberty Island in New York Harbor as he signs a new immigration bill. It was in 1965 that the U.S. government radically changed its immigration policy, and planted the seeds for America's current demographic explosion, a shift that historians say happened in part because of a hunger for change and equality created by the civil rights movement. (AP Photo/stf, File)

Civil rights and immigration history connected

NEW YORK (AP) — When 250,000 marchers converged on Washington in August 1963, the issues were jobs and freedom. Now, as the crowds come together to mark the 50th anniversary of that seminal event in […]

08/26/2013

In this Aug. 28, 1963, file photo Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., center left with arms raised, marches along Constitution Avenue with other civil rights protestors carrying placards, from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington. (AP Photo, File)

50 years after King, marchers gather again in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Next week, the nation’s first black president, a living symbol of the racial progress Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed about, will stand near the spot where King stood 50 years ago and […]

08/22/2013

A headstone marking the grave of Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated President John F. Kennedy in 1963, lies next to a marker inscribed with Nick Beef, at Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery in Ft. Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/The New York Times, Rex C. Curry)

Mystery of Texas grave next to Oswald’s solved

NEW YORK (AP) — For years, curiosity seekers visiting the Fort Worth, Texas, grave of Lee Harvey Oswald have wondered about the simple headstone next door, marked Nick Beef. It turns out Nick Beef is […]

08/10/2013

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton

Obama to honor Clinton, Oprah with freedom medal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will bestow the nation’s highest civilian honor on Oprah Winfrey and former President Bill Clinton. Clinton and Winfrey will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom this year at the […]

08/08/2013

John F Kennedy

50 years after JFK, Dallas sheds shadow of history

DALLAS (AP) — Anger seethes from the letter mailed to City Hall on Nov. 23, 1963, the day after the tragedy, raging that this city “virtually invited the poor insignificant soul who blotted out the […]

07/13/2013

US President Barack Obama delivers speech to the people of Berlin, Germany in this White House video posted on YouTube.

Obama urges ‘bold’ nuclear cuts in Berlin speech

BERLIN (AP) — Summoning the harsh history of this once-divided city, President Barack Obama on Wednesday cautioned the U.S. and Europe against “complacency” brought on by peace, pledging to cut America’s deployed nuclear weapons by […]

06/19/2013

President Barack Obama speaks on the Equal Pay Act in this White House video posted on YouTube.

Obama observes 50th anniversary of Equal Pay Act

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says that 50 years after enactment of the Equal Pay Act, the nation still faces gender wage disparities that must be fixed. “This is the 21st century,” he declared. […]

06/10/2013

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