JFK’s Centennial

NEWARK, NJ – The Society for Presidential History will mark President Kennedy’s centennial next month with various events commemorating the assassinated leader. President John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917. The Society will hold its first event on Sunday, May 28 in Prudential Center. The events will continue into the month of June. One of the planed events, according to the Society’s President, John Walsh, is a panel discussion titled “What if?” “This will be an interesting panel”, says Walsh in an interview to The Essex Times, “where we plan to discuss how history could have been different had Kennedy not been assassinated. I believe, for example, that the Vietnam War would have been avoided”.

President Kennedy was commonly referred to by his initials JFK. He served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963. The Cuban Missile Crisis, the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the establishment of the Peace Corps, developments in the Space Race, the building of the Berlin Wall, the Trade Expansion Act to lower tariffs, and the Civil Rights Movement all took place during his presidency.

For more details on the planned events, email john.zack.walsh@gmail.com

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