Civil Rights

1963: The Struggle for Civil Rights

This interactive timeline brings to life the pivotal events of the Civil Rights Movement in 1963 through more than 230 primary sources ranging from film footage of the March on Washington to letters from youth advising the president to JFK’s landmark address to the American people and secret recordings of behind-the-scenes negotiations on civil rights legislation.

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JFK Challenge App for Kids - Available Free from the Apple App Store - JFK Library Foundation

JFK Challenge: Free iPad App

The free JFK Challenge app for iPad brings American history to life for kids by turning them into astronauts and Peace Corps volunteers. Fly to the moon or help people around the world with this exciting new offering from the JFK Library.

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We Choose the Moon

We Choose the Moon

Each stage of this interactive online exhibit allows visitors to follow the historic moon landing minute by minute, and explore archival photos and footage of President Kennedy's pioneering space efforts. (Note: This feature uses Adobe Flash.)

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Interactive Timeline

JFK Timeline

Learn about major historical, cultural and worldwide events that took place during the presidency of John F. Kennedy. (Note: This feature uses Adobe Flash.)

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White House Diary

White House Diary

Experience first-hand each of President Kennedy's 1,000 days in office through the interactive White House Diary – a daily schedule that includes digital scans of his actual appointment diary for any given day, as well as video, audio, and photos of the day's events. (Note: This feature uses Adobe Flash.)

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The President's Desk

The President's Desk

Sit at President Kennedy's Oval Office desk and explore the world from his point of view. (Note: This feature uses Adobe Flash.)

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Cuban Missile Crisis

World on the Brink: JFK and the Cuban Missile Crisis

For 13 days in October 1962, a confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union brought the world to the brink of nuclear destruction and the end of mankind. Read formerly classified documents and listen in on secretly recorded ExComm meetings as President Kennedy and his advisors seek a peaceful resolution for the removal of Soviet intercontinental missiles from Cuba.

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To The Brink Screenshot

To the Brink (App and Microsite)

In October 1962, the world held its breath as the United States and the Soviet Union stood on the brink of nuclear war. This exhibit and related app give unprecedented access to clandestine White House audio recordings, revealing how President Kennedy and his advisers worked furiously to avert World War III.

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Integrating Ole Miss

Integrating Ole Miss

In the fall of 1962, the college town of Oxford, Mississippi, erupted in violence. James Meredith, an African American student, attempted to register at the all-white University of Mississippi known as "Ole Miss." Witness the events first-hand through the actual letters, recorded telephone conversations, and images of those who made history.

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jfk50.org

JFK50

Visit JFK50.org, an award-winning website created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's administration. Explore events in JFK's presidency through the graphic novel-style History Now, learn how his legacy is being continued in the Legacy Gallery, and download customizable exhibits and primary source material for classroom use. (Note: This feature uses Adobe Flash.)

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