Kennedy’s Acceptance Speech-50 Years Ago

There’ s a big party tonight…at the John F Kennedy Library. Tonight library officials will re-create JFK’s election night party held fifty years ago, November 8, 1960. Because the race was so close, Kennedy didn’t discover he was elected president until the morning after the voting. Early on the morning of November 9, 1960 Secret Service agents arrived at the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis to protect the newly elected President. Shortly after, Kennedy made his way to the Hyannis Armory to give his acceptance speech.

The video below shows the motorcade from the Compound to the Hyannis Amory and the President-elect’s speech.