Historical Marker: Kennedy Speech
This historical marker indicates the location of the platform (right on the sidewalk) on which President John F. Kennedy gave a speech on October 5, 1962. In the speech he urges Ohioans to elect Democratic representatives to help further progressive goals in health care, housing, education, and employment. Kennedy did not speak long, for only about 9 and a half minutes. A link to a recording of the speech can be found below.
Backstory and Context
"Remarks at Fountain Square, Cincinnati, Ohio, 5 October 1962." John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Accessed March 1, 2017. https://www.jfklibrary.org/Asset-Viewer/Archives/JFKWHA-133-001.aspx.
Photo: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum