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November 21, 2013

John F Kennedy in Cleveland, 1962

We have recently added a video into the digital collections of the holdings of Western Reserve Historical Society of footage of John F Kennedy speaking in Cleveland.

Here is the link.

The audio of this visit to Cleveland can be found in its entirety on the John F Kennedy Library and Museum website. Here is a link to that item.

JFK visited Cleveland on October 19th, 1962. In his speech President Kennedy explains how the legislation created by Congressional representatives affects all of the country’s citizens. The President discusses the importance of electing Democratic representatives from Ohio in order for the nation to progress in areas such as labor, housing, and urban renewal.

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