May 29, 1996 |
Members of the Kennedy family gathered Tuesday in commemoration of the 79th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's birth and the annual presentation of the Profile in Courage award. Corkin Cherubini, school superintendent of Calhoun County, Ga., was given the award by the former president's children, John F. Kennedy Jr. and Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, and his brother Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.).
May 25, 1993 |
New Jersey Gov. James J. Florio received the 1993 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on Monday. Florio, cited for leadership in gun control and education reform despite daunting political opposition, received the award at the John F. Kennedy presidential library in a ceremony that coincided with the 76th anniversary of Kennedy's birth.
May 22, 2001 |
Gerald R. Ford was honored in Boston with the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for pardoning Richard Nixon in 1974, saying he took the action to "heal the wounds" of Watergate and Vietnam. On Sept. 8, 1974, a month after he was sworn in as president after Nixon's resignation, Ford issued a full pardon. Two years later, Ford lost the election to Jimmy Carter, in part because of the pardon.
September 5, 1992
Charles Longstreet Weltner, 64, the only Deep South congressman to vote for the 1965 Voting Rights Act. In 1966, he gave up his seat in Congress after two terms rather than sign a Democratic Party loyalty oath that would have required him to support segregationist Lester Maddox in that year's gubernatorial campaign. Weltner took part in lawsuits that in 1962 overturned a Georgia primary system that diminished blacks' voting power.
March 10, 2006 |
Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.), a Vietnam veteran who has denounced the war in Iraq, was named a recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award on Thursday. Alberto Mora, a former Navy general counsel who warned Pentagon officials that U.S. policies on terrorism detainees could invite abuse, also will receive the award from the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation.