Wednesday, July 4, 2012

John F. Kennedy Reads the Declaration of Independence

Pol Light Moment #15 occurred on July 4, 1957, when then Senator John F. Kennedy read the Declaration of Independence for a radio program to celebrate the Independence Day holiday. John F. Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961-1963.

John F. Kennedy was elected to the United States Senate in 1952. On July 4, 1957, Senator Kennedy read the Declaration of Independence on a program for the Radio Station WQXR to celebrate the United States Independence Day.  A complete transcript of the text of the Declaration of Independence, as it was written on July 4, 1776, is available at the Charters of Freedom Website.

Here is the YouTube video that features the recording of John F. Kennedy reading the Declaration of Independence in 1957.

The reading of the Declaration of Independence by John F. Kennedy was also featured by the New York Times to accompany their publication of the full version of the Declaration of Independence.

John F. Kennedy has been featured on other Pol Light posts. To view all John F. Kennedy posts search with John F. Kennedy label at Pol Light.

Quote Light: John F. Kennedy has a page on the Quote Light blog.

Pol Light does not endorse political candidates. We present a brighter side to politics when they are found on either side of the aisle. We don't have to agree with all of a person's politics to recognize these bright moments.

Photo: The photo of John F. Kennedy is in the Public Domain.

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