Can you believe the JFK Presidential Library didn’t open until 1979? It was delayed due to so many things – JFK’s assassination in 1963 followed by RFK’s assassination in 1968. Lyndon Johnson built his in 1971, but didn’t live to see President Jimmy Carter cut the ribbon here in 1979. It’s a dose of 60’s history, complete with extensive video footage and oral history.
The Profile in Courage Award is given annually to people who, by acting with their conscience, risked their careers or lives by pursuing the big picture in opposition to popular opinion from local interests. Recipients range widely in their dedication to Civil Rights, Environment, Marriage Equality, Freedom of Religion and Military Affairs.