North Carolina was a key state for Kennedy in the 1960 Presidential election. With the dedicated and enthusiastic support of Terry Sanford and others, JFK carried the state and won the electoral votes.
JFK visited on September 17, 1960 during the Presidential election when he addressed a crowd at UNC and also on October 12, 1961 when he spoke at the University Day.
JFK spoke at the Coliseum on September 17, 1960
JFK campaigned here on September 17, 1960 on a whirlwind one day trip
JFK rode sitting on the back seat of a convertible with Governor Terry Sanford to the football stadium where he addressed the crowd.