Tag: JFK

Lady Bird Johnson Reflects on President Kennedy’s Assassination: An Audio Journal Entry from November 22, 1963

A vintage photo of Lady Bird Johnson seated at a desk, engrossed in reading documents.

In this deeply personal audio journal entry, Lady Bird Johnson recounts the harrowing day of November 22, 1963, when President J. F. Kennedy was assassinated. Providing a firsthand account, she captures the shock, sorrow, and chaos that enveloped the nation, juxtaposed against the initially bright and cheerful atmosphere of that fateful day in Dallas. Lady

Communication from John Glenn’s Friendship 7 Space Capsule, February 20, 1962

John Glenn in astronaut suit beside the Friendship 7 Space Capsule

In 1957, the Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik I initiated the space race between the USSR and the US. Amid this competitive atmosphere, on February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth aboard the Friendship 7 Space Capsule. Despite facing challenges such as an autopilot malfunction and concerns about the heat

John F. Kennedy: Inaugural Address, 1961

John F. Kennedy standing at a podium with microphones, delivering his inaugural address in 1961. He's dressed in a suit, looking determined. Surrounding him are various onlookers, some blurred in the background.

John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address in 1961 underscored the changing global landscape, emphasizing that though the world was different from when the country’s forefathers established the nation, the foundational beliefs of freedom and human rights remained paramount. Kennedy highlighted the challenges and responsibilities of a new generation of Americans, calling them to take up the

Official Launch – plus Years of Lightning, Lexicon, and Biographica

Years of Lightning, Day of Drums

What’s New? Official Launch, Years of Lightning, Lexicon and Biographica Official Launch The new Streaming Room™ has been online for a few months now, but December 1st is our “official” launch date. That’s the sunset date for mediarichlearning.TV, too. After that, all accounts will redirect to the new site. For most users, it should be

President Kennedy’s Report to the American People on Civil Rights, June 11, 1963

Good evening my fellow citizens: This afternoon, following a series of threats and defiant statements, the presence of Alabama National Guardsmen was required on the University of Alabama to carry out the final and unequivocal order of the United States District Court of the Northern District of Alabama. That order called for the admission of

President Kennedy’s Report to the American People on Civil Rights, June 11, 1963

In his speech President Kennedy responds to the threats of violence and obstruction on the University of Alabama campus following desegregation attempts, explaining that the United States was founded on the principle that all men are created equal. The President asks Congress to enact legislation protecting all Americans’ voting rights, legal standing, educational opportunities, and

 Years of Lightning, Day of Drums

Years of Lightning, Day of Drums

Years of Lightning, Day of Drums This rare filmed tribute to John F. Kennedy offers an inspiring view of the fallen president from the perspective of the mid-1960s. Produced by the United States Information Agency (USIA) and narrated by Gregory Peck, the program highlights the main achievements of JFK’s New Frontier: the Peace Corps, the