The Bay of Pigs

Widely regarded as one of the biggest foreign policy blunders the U.S. has ever been a part of, the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in April 1961 was the brain-child of Eisenhower, but was finalized under Kennedy and his administration.  This exhibit traces the path of Cuban-American relations immediately leading up to the invasion, recounts on the invasion itself, and maps its legacy.  This event is often overshadowed by the Cuban Missile crisis, which Kennedy handled remarkably well, due in part with his learning from the Bay of Pigs.