[Carl Elliot wins Profile in Courage Award]
Original Airdate: 5/29/1990
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Meg Vaillancourt reports on the Profile in Courage Awards ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Library. Vaillancourt notes that Edward Kennedy (US Senator), Caroline Kennedy (daughter of former US President John F. Kennedy), and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (widow of John F. Kennedy) presented Carl Elliot (former US congressman) with the award. Vaillancourt reports that Elliot was a congressman from Alabama who voted to support civil rights in the 1960s. Vaillancourt notes that Elliot was voted out of office and shunned by society as a result of his political beliefs. Vaillancourt reviews Elliot's record as a Congressman. Vaillancourt's report includes footage from the awards ceremony. Edward Kennedy and Elliot speak at the ceremony. Caroline Kennedy unveils a statue of John F. Kennedy on the grounds of the J.F.K. Library. Vaillancourt's report also includes footage of the civil rights movement from the Eyes on the Prize series. Vaillancourt reports that the Profile in Courage Award is named for the book, Profiles in Courage, written by John F. Kennedy. She notes that the award is given to elected officials who are not afraid to take risks in order to advance society.
Contributor : Reporter
Subject : Keywords
African American politicians
African Americans - Civil rights
Subject : Personal Names
Kennedy, John F.
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy
Type : Genre
News - Television
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