Connecting Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Harriet Tubman

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis First Lady of the United States
A week after the assassination, new president Lyndon B. Johnson issued an executive order that established the Warren Commission—led by Chief JusticeEarl Warren—to investigate the assassination.

Chief Justice of the United States Presiding judge of the United States Supreme Court
data-sort-value="Jackson, Andrew"| Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson
Most recently, his image has appeared on the U.S. $20 Federal reserve note beginning in 1928. In 2016, Treasury SecretaryJack Lew announced his goal that by 2020 an image of Harriet Tubman would replace Jackson's depiction on the front side of the $20 banknote, and that an image of Jackson would be placed on the reverse side, though the final decision will be made by his successors.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis First Lady of the United States
Just after midnight PDT on June 5, 1968, an enraged Palestinian gunman named Sirhan Sirhanmortally wounded Robert Kennedy minutes after he and a crowd of his supporters had been celebrating his victory in the California Democratic presidential primary.

Sirhan Sirhan Palestinian assassin (born 1944)
In 1974, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn dedicated their communist manifesto ''Prairie Fire: The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism'' to Sirhan (along with 200 others), hailing him as a courageous political prisoner.

Bill Ayers American professor and activist
The book was dedicated to close to 200 people, including Harriet Tubman, John Brown, "All Who Continue to Fight", and "All Political Prisoners in the U.S." The book dedication includes Sirhan Sirhan, the convicted assassin of Robert F. Kennedy.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis First Lady of the United States
Jacqueline Kennedy rushed to Los Angeles to join his wife Ethel, her brother-in-law Ted, and the other Kennedy family members at his hospital bedside.

Ted Kennedy
When spring arrived, Kennedy appeared on Capitol Hill more frequently, although staffers often did not announce his attendance at committee meetings until they were sure Kennedy was well enough to appear. On March 4, 2009, Prime Minister of the United KingdomGordon Brown announced that Kennedy had been granted an honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II for his work in the Northern Ireland peace process, and for his contribution to UK–US relations, although the move caused some controversy in the UK due to his connections with Gerry Adams of the Irish republican political party Sinn Féin.

Gerry Adams Irish politician (born 1948)
I have long been inspired by Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, and Malcolm X, who stood up for themselves and for justice." On 4 May, he said, "The whole thing was to make a political point.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis First Lady of the United States
Democratic consultant Ann Lewis observed that Onassis had reached out to the Clintons "in a way she has not always acted toward leading Democrats in the past".

Ann Lewis American political advisor
She has served as the national director of Americans for Democratic Action, as the political director for the Democratic National Committee, and as chief of staff to then Congresswoman Barbara Mikulski.

Barbara Mikulski
Also in 2012, Mikulski was presented the Harriet Ross Tubman Lifetime Achievement Award by the Maryland African American Tourism Council.

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