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JFK: 10 Things You May Not Know About John F. Kennedy


As the nation honors the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination, it is important to also acknowledge JFK‘s political and social impact. Seen by many as a civil rights icon and a champion of fairness, the 35th President of the United States is as iconic a figure as any.

Born May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Mass., Kennedy, also known as Jack, was born into a wealthy family. After serving in the U.S. Navy and holding public office as a congressman and senator, Kennedy would become the youngest president ever elected at age 43.

Many conspiracy theories surround JFK’s tragic death, although a lengthy investigation by the Assassination Records Review Board found no real evidence of foul play. While the CIA, the mob, feuding Cuban leader Fidel Castro and others have been named in the plot, all facts seemingly point to Lee Harvey Oswald as the trigger-man on that fateful day in Texas.

Hip-Hop Wired takes a look at 10 Things You May Not Know About JFK. Feel free to add other key moments we may have missed in the comments section.

Photos: New York Times, Agora Productions, jfklibrary.org

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  • currvalicious

    One thing I do know, he was fione w.great hair! RIP JFK #50

  • PolkaDots

    Very cool things to know about our former president. They best are almost always taken early. Rest In Peace former President JFK.

  • Fitzgerald Grant’s Eyebrows

    RIP JFK (actually, Jackie & John-John as well. Sad).

  • He didn’t like black people and if he had lived the Civil rights bill would have never been signed.

    Looking at the BC today that might have been a good thing.

  • JustSayin

    His Irish ancestors did not have equal rights in America. He was the first Irish American president which would explain his compassion for equal rights all round. Every president has their pros and cons- but no doubt he supported and fuelled change in America.

  • Crowe

    Kennedy would be a conservative today –
    was for lower taxes, peace thru military strength, and was for civil rights, better public schools. LBJ started the
    welfare system, hated blaqs, said with welfare, he would keep them naggers voting’ democrat for 200 years – so far, the dems have done it – keep them naggers on welfare, inner city, low employment, worthless public schools, and destroyed the blaq family with welfare. Sad that blaqs sold themselves back to slavery foe an EBT card.