Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in Create Account

JFK Tribute at MIT Centennial—April 8, 1961

On April 6, 1961, President John F. Kennedy recorded a special message in the White House. Two days later, his audio recording, a presidential tribute that underscores the ambitions of MIT and the conviction that science and technology cannot be separate from society, was played during MIT's Centennial celebration. This video uses footage of the Centennial procession in April 1961 and images of Professor Walt Whitman Rostow, who Kennedy appointed as Deputy Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, and former MIT President Jerome Wiesner, who served as Kennedy's Special Assistant for Science and Technology. View the 1961 Centennial Procession in its entirety at the From the Vault collection.

Comments (0)

It looks like no one has posted a comment yet. You can be the first!

You need to log in, in order to post comments. If you don’t have an account yet, sign up now!

Elemental MIT

Elemental MIT

Category: Life at MIT | Updated almost 4 years ago

Created
April 07, 2011 11:03
Category
Tags
License
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
14093 times

More from Elemental MIT

Coretta Scott King Keynote Address at Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Coretta Scott King Keynote Address ...

Added over 4 years ago | 00:01:47 | 8763 views

Next Century Convocation—April 10, 2011

Next Century Convocation—April 10, ...

Added 4 years ago | 00:01:09 | 11909 views

6.270 Autonomous Lego Robot Competition

6.270 Autonomous Lego Robot Competi...

Added over 4 years ago | 00:01:20 | 13403 views

Alan Lightman—Einstein's Dreams

Alan Lightman—Einstein's Dreams

Added 4 years ago | 00:01:28 | 6858 views

Field Day Competition

Field Day Competition

Added over 4 years ago | 00:00:53 | 8954 views

SHASS 50th Anniversary

SHASS 50th Anniversary

Added 4 years ago | 00:01:34 | 5013 views