President John F. Kennedy served only a thousand days, but his speeches, his policies and his image continue to loom large in American history.
It’s been fifty years since the JFK inauguration, so historians have had plenty of time to explore the legacy of JFK’s short presidency and why he remains a powerful presence in American politics and culture.
Three of those historians are participating in a free lecture at Fordham University, exploring the impact of JFK and First Lady Jackie Kennedy on all of us. The speakers are all award-winning writers — Terry Golway, director of the Kean Center for American History at Kean University and a JFK biographer; Thomas Maier, an investigative reporter for Newsday and also a Kennedy biographer; and Stephen Schlesinger, a Fellow at the Century Foundation and former political speechwriter and foreign policy advisor.
The program is at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 13th, at the McNally Ampitheater of Fordham University School of Law, 140 West 62nd St. It’s free, and since there are no reserved seats, get there early.