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Speeches Archives - Page 2 of 3 - L.D.C. Fitzgerald, JFK Novelist

50 Years Ago, JFK Expresses Outrage and Grief over Birmingham Bombing. In a horrific racial hate crime, the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed on Sunday, September 15, 1963. The explosion at the African-American church killed four girls, marking a turning point in the U.S. 1960s Civil Rights Movement. The three-story 16th […]

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On September 12, 1960, then-Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy (JFK), a Catholic, addressed the Greater Houston Ministerial Association, a group of Protestant ministers, on the issue of separation of church and state. As a Catholic candidate, some speculated that Kennedy would capitulate to the Pope. “I believe in an America that is officially neither […]

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On September 12, 1962, JFK delivered his famous “Moon Speech” at Rice University in Houston. He challenged Americans to land on the moon before the end of the 1960s. “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” Here […]

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JFK‘s Response to Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream Speech: Overview: The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history and called for civil and economic rights for African Americans. It took place in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, August 28, 1963. […]

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In a watershed moment for the American Civil Rights Movement, activist Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his monumental “I have a dream” speech on August 28, 1963. From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, Dr. King spoke to over two hundred thousand, rallying for racial equality and an end to discrimination. ENTIRE […]

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On July 20, 1969, the United States realized JFK‘s daunting dream of landing a human being on the surface of the moon. Neil Armstrong would utter the first immortal words on the lunar surface, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Buzz Aldrin became the second human being to set foot […]

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In a West Berlin speech on June 26, 1963, Kennedy uttered his legendary phrase, “Ich bin ein Berliner” – “I am a Berliner” to a crowd of over one hundred thousand. His words were a reference to “all free men, wherever they may live” and underscored support for West Berliners, living in a democratic citadel […]

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On June 23, 1963, future Nobel Peace Prize winner Martin Luther King, Jr. led the “March to Freedom” in Detroit to promote an end to racial segregation. Dr. King was then in the midst of a tour from California to New York. His Detroit stop proved the tour’s biggest success with crowds of 125,000. The […]

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Fifty-one years ago, JFK vowed to land a man on the moon. In a Special Message to the Congress on Urgent National Needs, President Kennedy declared: “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to […]

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Today, the Space Shuttle Enterprise made a glorious final flight over Manhattan, en route to its final home at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. The original test space shuttle, it was never flown in an actual mission. Enterprise flew into New York City today atop a modified Boeing 747 jumbo jet. The air- […]

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