Today in Michigan History

October 14, 1960

John F. Kennedy visited Ann Arbor.

At 2:00 A.M., U.S. senator John F. Kennedy stood on the steps of the Michigan Union. The senator from Massachusetts challenged the crowd of 8,000 to serve their country as technicians, doctors and teachers in the new nations of Africa and other areas of the world. The Democratic presidential hopeful introduced what later became the Peace Corps.

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