Kennedy on the Campaign Trail

It’s zombie Kennedy. Fortunately for us, it’s John, not Teddy.

The JFK Library is recreating JFK’s campaign through tweets as though they were written on the trail on @Kennedy1960. If you enjoy history, politics, or just innovative uses of social media for teaching, you should follow it.

I have to say, this is one of the best uses of Twitter I’ve seen for an organization like this. It’s a very different way to bring history alive, and a great way to celebrate an anniversary that most people would understandably forget.

3 Responses to “Kennedy on the Campaign Trail”

  1. Hank Archer says:

    What about recreating the War of Independence? We’re just a few days past April 19.

  2. Bitter says:

    There’s nothing stopping you from starting it. The handle @AmRev1776 is still available.

  3. Overload in CO says:

    My favorite was last year when NASA streamed the Apollo 11 moon mission audio in real time (+40 years) and had a web site showing where they were and other associated stuff. I had the audio stream running in the background as I went about my daily business. The routine stuff fascinated me.