1957 JFK commencement speech at Syracuse University highlighted

Then-senator John F. Kennedy visited Syracuse University to give the commencement address in June 1957. That speech, which encouraged students to pursue careers in public service, has been the focus of news coverage in conjunction with the centennial of Kennedy’s birth on May 29.

University Archivist Meg Mason was featured in a story by Channel 9’s Jennifer Sanders:

http://www.localsyr.com/news/local-news/jfks-centenary-reflections-on-jfks-visit-to-syracuse-university/725567169

Veteran storyteller Sean Kirst wrote about the event for Syracuse University News:

https://news.syr.edu/2017/05/as-the-centennial-of-jfks-birth-nears-recalling-his-stirring-commencement-address-in-syracuse/

 

 

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