Archive for '- The 1960s'
We’re now in the middle of commencement season, and there’ll be many words of wisdom coming from the mouths of speakers: academicians, celebrities, inventors, authors, artists, business people, and political leaders. Sometimes commencement speeches become historic. President John F. Kennedy announced talks for a test-ban treaty in his commencement speech at American University in 1963, and a [...]
Posted by Hilary on May 31, 2011, under - Cold War, - Presidents, - The 1960s.
Tags: "Great Society", American University, commencement, communism, Harvard University, MArshall Plan, Notre Dame University, nuclear testing ban, University of Michigan
Today’s guest post comes from David Coleman, associate professor at the University of Virginia and Chair of the Presidential Recordings Program at the Miller Center of Public Affairs. On April 28, W.W. Norton will publish volumes 7 and 8 in the Miller Center’s Presidential Recordings of Lyndon B. Johnson series. (The original tapes are in [...]
Posted by Hilary on April 26, 2011, under - Civil Rights, - Cold War, - Presidents, - Spies and Espionage, - The 1960s.
Tags: David Coleman, debt ceiling, JFK, LBJ, Miller Center, President Johnson, secret tapes, White House
On April 20, 1961, exactly three months after his inauguration, President John F. Kennedy addressed the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) regarding the Bay of Pigs invasion. In his speech, Kennedy addressed one of the most crucial decisions of his presidency—his choice not to provide air cover for the 1,400 men of the Cuban [...]
Posted by Gregory Marose on April 20, 2011, under - Cold War, - Presidents, - The 1960s.
Tags: American society of Newspaper Editors, Bay of Pigs, Berlin, CIA, Cold War, Cuba, dictator, President Kennedy
Today we have a special guest post from Tom Nastick, public programs producer at the National Archives. This week, from February 23 to 27, we’ll be presenting the seventh annual free screenings of Oscar®-nominated documentaries and Short Subjects in the William G. McGowan Theater. Our friends at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will [...]
Posted by Hilary on February 22, 2011, under - Civil Rights, - The 1960s, - World War II, News and Events, Rare Videos.
Tags: Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Charles Guggenheim, Czechoslovakia 1968, Frank Capra, Nine from Little Rock, Oscar, second world war, The Fighting Lady, Tom Nastick, William G. McGowan Theater
January 31, 1865, was a busy day for the war-torn United States. The House of Representatives passed a constitutional amendment to abolish slavery. Meanwhile, Robert E. Lee was named general-in-chief of the Confederate armies. On January 31, 1919—50 years to the day after slavery was abolished—Jackie Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia. On April 10, 1947—82 years after the [...]
Posted by Hilary on January 31, 2011, under - Civil Rights, - Constitution, - The 1960s.
Tags: April 10 1947, Cairo GA, First Amendment, Jackie Robinson, January 31 1865, President Eisenhower, Robert E. Lee, Thirteenth Amendment