VSA Arts Celebrates JFK’s Commitment to Social Justice

Known for his debonair good looks, oratory skills and charismatic persona, one of the 20th century’s most memorable presidents — John F. Kennedy — left a legacy that continues to enjoy the spotlight. To this day, Kennedy and his wife, “Jackie O”, optimize for many the essence of power, beauty and sophistication.

As president during some of the most tumultuous years of the 1960’s civil rights movement, led in large part by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., many admirers think of Kennedy in terms of his youthful vibrancy, his popularity amongst the people and his commitment to social justice, especially for African-Americans. Yet what some may not be fully aware of, was his deep commitment, as well, to providing equal rights for those with disabilities.  Read more.

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