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Maria Mazzenga, education archivist, was quoted in a Crux story about a new stamp honoring John F. Kennedy. See below.

Stamp honoring President Kennedy offers reminder of his enduring legacy

From: Crux
Date: Feb. 28, 2017
Author: Mark Zimmermann

... “He thought large. He thought globally, of America as a great power in the world, that had a service to perform in the world, and he had a sense of mission about America’s place in the world,” said Maria Mazzenga, an education archivist and historian at the American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives at The Catholic University of America.

The CUA archives include a special artifact related to Kennedy - a marked-up copy of a 1956 speech he gave there when as a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, he received the university’s James Cardinal Gibbons Medal, its highest honor.

In that speech, Kennedy emphasized the importance of politicians putting partisanship aside to work together for the nation’s good, a message that Mazzenga said remains timely today. ...


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