Fifty Years Later Does JFK's Tabernacle Speech Still Resonate? (+photos)

by | Sep. 26, 2013

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President John F. Kennedy considered a speech he gave in the Salt Lake Tabernacle Sept 26, 1963, among the best of his short time in the White House.

Salt Lake attorney Oscar W. McConkie Jr., who worked as Kennedy's point man during the 1960 presidential campaign, helped renowned speechwriter Ted Sorensen craft the address.

"The president's little brother, Bobby, told me that the president thought this was one of the one or two best talks he'd ever given. He had a copy of it made to give to his father and mother," McConkie said.

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