This Week in Princeton History for April 20-26

In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, Jesse Owens poses, John F. Kennedy speaks, and more.

April 20, 1942—Jesse Owens talks with Princeton’s Creative Sculpture class while he poses for a piece in Joe Brown’s series of sculptures of American athletes.

April 22, 1891—The Princetonian reports that a Civil War veteran is planning to return to campus to join the Class of 1894. He is 53 years old.

April 25, 1973—Princeton hosts its first “Lifestyles Colloquium” to help students learn how to manage a dual-career family.

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April 26, 1954—Senator John F. Kennedy, a former member of the Class of 1939, speaks to the Whig-Cliosophic Society on the foreign policy of the Eisenhower administration.

John F. Kennedy speaks to the Whig-Clio Colloquium, April 26, 1954. Historical Photograph Collection, Campus Life Series (AC112), Box SP13, Image No. 3168.

For the previous installment in this series, click here.

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