Tag: LGBT rights movement

It Gets Better Project: Honoring Frank Kameny and the Fight for LGBT Rights

  by Stacey Chandler, Reference Archivist With the launch of the National Archives video for the It Gets Better Project, we’re spotlighting documents on the history of the LGBT rights movement from the collections of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. In 1953, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed Executive Order 10450, which barred people with…

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

  by Kelly Francis, Assistant Digital Archivist for Textual Collections The economy. Unemployment. Religion. Civil rights. Health care. These were the principal issues of the 2012 presidential election. Surprisingly, they were also the major issues of the 1960 election. Senator John F. Kennedy‚Äôs 1960 Presidential Campaign Files were cataloged concurrently with the 2012 presidential campaign.…