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    Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. King through Community Empowerment

    Shortly after the establishment of a federal holiday honoring the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1986, Kimi Gray was among the first to urge that he be honored by celebrating a “day on” rather than a day off. She felt that a day aptly commemorating Dr. King’s legacy … More

    In the Green Room: Jeff Kemp on How Free Enterprise and Strong Families Fix Social Problems

    “Optimism is important for anything in life-to realize that our condition is never final.” [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLEJ-HyIMcM[/youtube] With unbridled and infectious optimism, Jack Kemp (1935-2009) championed hope, growth, and enterprise to overcome poverty and social breakdown in America and around the world. In his roles as U.S. Congressman, Secretary of Housing and … More

    Tributes to Jack Kemp: "A Man Above Men"

    As we come across them, we will post tributes to the legacy and life of Jack F. Kemp. This one comes from Mrs. Mildred Hailey, the founder of the nationwide movement of residents to manage and own their own public housing and Mrs. Cynthia Wiggins who succeeded Kimi Gray as head of their … More

    Memorial Service for Jack F. Kemp Open to Family, Friends and Former Colleagues

    A memorial service will be held for the Honorable Jack Kemp on Friday, May 8, at 2 pm at Washington National Cathedral. The service is open to family, friends and former colleagues. Seating for the service begins at 1 pm, and attendees should plan on arriving as close to 1 … More

    Morning Bell: A Man of Ideas

    This weekend the conservative movement lost one of its best and brightest when former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Jack Kemp passed away Saturday night. We were honored to also count Kemp as a longtime Distinguished Fellow here at The Heritage Foundation. Kemp gave two lectures while at Heritage, both … More

    Heritage Foundation Mourns Loss of Jack Kemp, Fighter and Leader

    Heritage Foundation President Edwin Feulner tonight issued the following statement on the death of  Jack Kemp, former secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development  and longtime Heritage Foundation Distinguished Fellow: “Jack Kemp was a leader – whether it was in a football huddle, a national political campaign or a … More