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Kennedy’s Legacy Lives On in Stories

Website is seeking Americans’ accounts of how president’s vision has inspired them

November 18, 2013

BOSTON — There’s no shortage of places for people to share memories of where they were 50 years ago when they found out John F. Kennedy had been assassinate....

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Ragnar

Nov-18-13 9:35 PM

I find it strange that black Americans still worship JFK, given his sorry record on civil rights.

In fact, JFK was in Dallas on that fateful November day because he wanted to shore up his eroding support among southern Democrats, who feared civil rights reform. LBJ told JFK that he had better come to Texas and assure the good ole boys that he had no intention of passing civil rights legislation, then or later.

JFK really started the Democrat party hero worship by blacks. From then on, blacks would support Democrats. It would not matter if a Republican had just handed them $10,000 and a Democrat had just set their house on fire-they were voting Democrat, dammit!

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acousticportal

Nov-18-13 4:33 PM

I'm over it.

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richardwhee

Nov-18-13 12:06 PM

He and the "RAT PACK" were an example of his Admin. He had an excellant propaganda machine. Now that he is gone, it's bigger.

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Triton

Nov-18-13 8:13 AM

I was in junior high when JFK was around. He was the first President to really pander to the press and the press loved him for that and his life and death made a great story. But really his "legacy" is pretty much counter to his reality. He has movie star status but we would never know what his administration would be like, but we do know his political history. He was not a civil rights advocate and catered to the southern Dem block that helped him become President. MLK was not in the South fighting Republicans you know, he was trying to overcome the Dixiecrat segregation and the Dem public officials who blocked integration. It WAS Eisenhower who desegregated the schools. And JFK started Vietnam and sent combat troops there and encouraged the war, even assasinating the President who was balking at his war moves. JFK is about style and glamor, but in reality he was a harsh politician adapt at backdoor, smoke filled room deals. Neat guy, but not Sir Lancelot by any meas

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dyingov

Nov-18-13 6:17 AM

Womanizer and prescription drug abuser! Sounds like our modern day hero's...

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