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A generation ago, the Kennedy clan reigned over America's political landscape. Now the family is becoming known for its private activism more than its traditional politics


Joseph and Rose Kennedy 1888-1969, 1890-1995 --The driving force of Kennedy ambition, Joe worked tirelessly to promote his sons' political careers. Rose imbued both her children and grandchildren with a strong sense of family and social responsibility


The Kennedy men entered politics, while the women founded philanthropies

John F. Kennedy 1917-1963 --Congressman, Senator, President and political martyr, he created the Peace Corps --Wife Jackie supported the arts but is best remembered for helping save New York City's Grand Central Terminal from the wrecking ball

Eunice Kennedy Shriver 1921- --A social worker in Harlem during...

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