Courage, freedom and fight for equal civil rights have been some of the values of John F. Kennedy’s presidency, and the American politician is “a source” of inspiration even today, both at national and international level, the US Ambassador in Bucharest, Hans Klemm, stated on Tuesday, at the National Library, on the occasion of the opening of the photo exhibition “An American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times”.
The American diplomat outlined that the opening in Bucharest, celebrating 100 years since the birth of the American President, was held before the one scheduled to take place at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., and Romania is one of the 30 countries where the exhibition will be presented.
Klemm paid tribute to President Kennedy. “Some of the key values of his presidency were courage, efforts to inspire everyone, to get equal opportunities for all, as well as domestic and international freedom” said the US Ambassador in Bucharest.
He recalled a less famous quote from the US President – “Citizens of the world, do not ask yourself what America will do for you, but ask what we can do together for the freedom of humanity”.
“President Kennedy inspired us to broaden the horizons of science and send a man on the Moon, he encouraged us to obtain equal civil rights for all the American citizens, and he inspired us to face the forces of tyranny and injustice that grew throughout the world at that time. He is a source of inspiration even today, and I hope you will discover that inspiration by looking at the photos exhibited here, inspiration for America, as well as for the entire world”, added Klemm in the speech made in the opening of the exhibition.
The exhibition: “An American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times” includes 77 representative photos made by American and foreign photographers, documents illustrating both the meetings attended by the American President, as well as the social context and the domestic and international challenges of his presidency. Photos are part of the collections of the “John F. Kennedy” Presidential Library, “John F. Kennedy” Library Foundation, Getty Images, or of some private collections and Kennedy family’s archives.
The exhibition is organized by Wiener Schiller Productions in cooperation with the “John F. Kennedy” Presidential Library and will be opened at the National Library of Romania until May 19.
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