(BOSTON) - Fifty years ago today, John F. Kennedy, Senator from Massachusetts, announced his candidacy for President of the United States.
Senator Kennedy said, "The Presidency is the most powerful office in the Free World. Through its leadership can come a more vital life for our people. In it are centered the hopes of the globe around us for freedom and for a more secure life."
Click here for more details on John F. Kennedy's historic campaign in 1960, or visit the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston.
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(Photo: statue of President John F. Kennedy on the front lawn of the Massachusetts State House)