Well, it is the year 2018; Four years since I earned my Master's Degree. A book that I wrote was published in 2017,entitled
Reflections of the Early Hollywood Years. Oh how I missed those years. I decided to visit the Presidential Museum and
Library of John F. Kennedy, because he was the Commander of Chief of the United States when I came into this world
back in the year 1961. It has been half a century since the Kennedy Administration was in office.
A lot has happen since that time concerning myself, not the world,a great many accomplishments have been made by me
through the Grace of God. However, this essay is not about my accomplishments since the last half of the century.
It is about my day at the JFK Presidential Museum and Library in Boston, Mass. The day started with a nice long walk,
first through the parking lot,then a nice walk along the waters of the Bay,to the stairs of the Presidential Museum and Library
of JFK. I must admit, it was an extraordinary feeling and sight to possess when entering the building. When paying for
admission, I spoke to someone who looked as if he were a member of the Kennedy Family. As I entered the Museum and
Library, the artifacts, and memorabilia were actually from that time period in which President Kennedy was in office until his
horrific death.(1961-1963) It should be noted that this is my second visit to a Presidential Library and Museum. The Museum
gives specific details on the life and legacy of John F. Kennedy. It starts on the first floor and continues to the third floor,
I believe. The exhibit starts with his Mother and his Father, the Kennedys. The Kennedys were and still are a well-known
American Family who had many businesses and political dreams during the early part of the 20th Century in the
It was interesting to find out how John F.Kennedy initially had a different career in mind,before he entered politics. He was a
lover and student of HIstory. He studied History while completing his undergraduate studies;He visited Russia, I believe,
before World War II broke out. It was after the War, and when he came back to the United States that John F.Kennedy
decided to go into politics. He was elected to be a Senator from a district in Boston from which his family and he
have deep family roots and ties there. The Kennedy family is originally from the nation of Ireland.
Notation: I am not too much into politics; For this paper, my interest in the Late President is basically centered on what
was happening in the United States around my Late Parents, and Family at that time. Of course, my writings will be based
on what was told to me, researched or experienced, because I was too young to live the 1960's.
Kennedy's environment from certain sections in Boston influenced him to run for the office of Senator to represent his
peoples from his own home town in government. The Museum is definitely a fascinating place to visit. John F. Kennedy's
life is displayed from every aspect that influence him to run for the President of the United States.
Sadly,they do have a small section that details that awful day in the city of Dallas, back in November 1963 when
John F. Kennedy was assassinated. What makes the Library and Museum fascinating is the fact that they play
actual "Pop" music from that time period, the early 1960's. Imagine,going back into a world that you never truly
experienced first-hand. Seeing the many photos, and film clips from what was happening back then was amazing.
Looking at a Fresh,Young,Handsome President in the White House, getting his feet "Wet" was something "Else."
JFK, in that big chair, contemplating what did a young black preacher and Civil Rights activists had on his mind and
in his heart concerning the struggle for the Negro Race in America at that time. The Late Reverend Dr.Martin Luther King
Jr. was swept in a whirlwind of "Change." during the late 1950's, into the 1960's. Dr. King had an Agenda to end
segregation,get voting rights, and liberty and equality for all Blacks and Mankind.
The JFK Library and Museum also focused on other events that were taking place during the 1960's. After the Soviet
Union had successfully put a cosmonaut into Space above the earth, it was the late President Kennedy who went
before Congress and the United States to make a public declaration that by the end of the decade(1960's),
the United States will successfully land a Man on the Moon, and bring him back to Earth,safe,healthy,and in a right sound
mind. The project started under his direction, and was completed by 1969;However, the President did not live to see
that Day come. Discontent not to only what was happening to the Negro at that time, but also to the white race as well as
the human race,Dr.King continued to fight for justice and equality for everyone. Because of his struggle, and the
struggle of my ancestors, I was able to attain some rights that my parents were denied, and my ancestors.
Because of Dr.King, I was able to receive equal education, have access to facilities that were once segregated, and to
climb the American Ladder; Unfortunately, like John F.Kennedy, the life of the Preacher and Civil Rights Activists
Dr.Martin Luther King Jr was cut short due to an assassination. The Country was left in deep sorrow,but found a way
to move forward.
It was during this period that I began to attend grade school to learn the basics of reading,writing, and math. It was fun;
however, this essay is not completely about me,but my visit to the JFK Museum. Another achievement from the
Kennedy Administration was the halting of the start of a Nuclear confrontation with the Soviet Union.
Due to the JFK's foreign policy concerning Cuba, and the Soviet Union, Kennedy and his Administration prevented a
Nuclear War which could have ended the world or started World War III. The JFK Presidential Library and
Museum is full of history and artifacts. It is an iconic institution that represents the early sixties, the period that
John F.Kennedy was the President of the United States.