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The White House: Inside Story | Kid's State Dinner

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Learn about the official Kid's State Dinner, an event that brings children with healthy recipes from around the country together at the White House to meet the First Lady and the President of the United States. 

Ernie Davis

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Ernie Davis grew up in Elmira playing football. In 1958, he became a running back for Syracuse University where he excelled. Davis was selected as MVP in 1960 for the vital role he played in the Cotton Bowl. In 1961, he became the first African American to receive the Heisman Trophy. By 1962, Davis was drafted into the NFL. However, soon after he was diagnosed with leukemia and as a result never played a professional game. Ernie Davis died at the age of 23 but his legacy lives on.

Jack Sharkey

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Joseph Paul Zukauskas was born in Binghamton, NY in 1902. His Lithuanian heritage, and a nearly unpronounceable name, often cast him as an outsider and he learned to cope by developing a quick wit and even quicker fists.