And oh how my family loved the Kennedy's. This is an excellent article!
It was 55 years ago that a bushy haired U.S. senator with a New England accent came to Cadillac Square in downtown Detroit on Labor to deliver his first official campaign speech for president before a mass of people.

Sen. John F. Kennedy, the Democratic nominee, was going up against Richard Nixon. At the time, Jimmy R. Hoffa was president of the Teamsters. Walter P. Reuther was head of the United Auto Workers.

Two months after the speech, Kennedy became the nation's 35th president.
55 Years Ago, JFK Delivered a Labor Day Speech in Cadillac Square*–* Deadline Detroit