Remember JFK: 50 Years Later

When: 22.11.2013 - 29.11.2013
Where:  Americké centrum, Tržiště 13, Praha 1
Admission: 

Free


Main image AnIdeaLivesOn.org, an online tribute to President John F. Kennedy

Fifty years ago, on November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. “A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on” — JFK.

American Center commemorates this anniversary with an exhibition of contemporary newspapers and film screenings.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th President on January 20, 1961. In his inaugural speech he spoke of the need for all Americans to be active citizens. “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country,” he said. He also asked the nations of the world to join together to fight what he called the “common enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease, and war itself.”

An Idea Lives On

On the occasion JFK Assassination 50th anniversary, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Foundation launched AnIdeaLivesOn.org, an online tribute to President John F. Kennedy that aims to create a multigenerational conversation about the many ways in which the legacy of our nation’s 35th president lives on today.

Named for President Kennedy’s poignant observation that, “A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on,” the project invites the public to participate in the creation of an interactive documentary, putting a modern, human face on the enduring impact of John F. Kennedy.

The site is populated with personal stories in many forms: video, audio, text, photographs and tweets. The public is invited to submit content to www.AnIdeaLivesOn.org, where the Library will curate submissions and spotlight the most compelling stories. Submissions are also invited through social media, using the hashtag #AnIdeaLivesOn.