John F Kennedy's inaugural address, delivered 50 years ago today, is widely considered to be one of the best speeches in American history. To celebrate the 50th anniversary Harvard's Kennedy School released a video in which present-day luminaries like Congressman John Lewis, journalist Christiane Amanpour, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, Gen. Colin Powell, former FL governor Jeb Bush, activist Marian Wright Edelman, and UN Sec. Gen. Ban Ki-moon, recite passages from Kennedy's speech.
The video brings the historic speech to a new generation that didn;'t witness JFK's words live. Watch it here:
Also in case you haven't visited the Google homepage yet today, the logo also pays homage to the inaugural address with a special JFK-themed "Doodle":
finally, in honor of the 50th Anniversary, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is sharing unreleased footage from the Pre-Inaugural Gala. The gala, produced by Frank Sinatra and Peter Lawford (with Sinatra as the MC), includes short speeches by VP-elect Lyndon Johnson and President-elect John F. Kennedy, as well as performances by the leading stars of the time, such as Ella Fitzgerald, Harry Belafonte, Milton Berle, Nat King Cole, Gene Kelly, Ethel Merman and more.
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