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Kenneth Jernigan Banquet Speeches

National Federation of the Blind Kenneth Jernigan Banquet Speeches


Kenneth Jernigan

As Marc Maurer stated in 1986, Kenneth Jernigan “combined hard decision-making with great compassion.  Dr. Jernigan’s Presidency [was] characterized by imagination, enthusiasm, love for others, and the drive for success.  And there [were] other things: We never lose because we never quit.”  Dr. Jernigan’s speeches exude these powerful sentiments.  Read or listen to just one speech and you will understand why the organized blind movement continues to be inspired by Jernigan’s words.  Past President Kenneth Jernigan (1968-1986) delivering the banquet speech.


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