Today in History: The Assassination of President Kennedy

Anyone alive at the time knows exactly where they were when the news broke about the fall of Camelot. We can remember walking home from school and seeing women and men crying in the street. There are so many sites to visit that the list would be endless. Here are a few good ones: 50 Years After JFK’s Assassination: A Brief Guide to Reliable Sources from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists; Warren Commission Report (FDsys); Post JFK Assassination Air Force One Flight Deck Recordings (FDsys);  Public Papers of the Presidents (JF Kennedy, including pre-presidential remarks); Foreign Relations of the United States: Kennedy Administration; Digital Collections (includes his personal papers, John F Kennedy Presidential Library); JFK Assassination (CBS, included video and audio reports from that fateful day); The Kennedy Assassination, 50 Years Later (NPR); The American Experience: JFK (PBS); JFK Assassination Tapes (Miller Center); John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963 (Miller Center); The Presidency: JFK Remembered (C-SPAN); Fiftieth Anniversary of President Kennedy’s Assassination(Diane Rehm Show); The JFK Assassination (SMU); JFK: Dallas Remembers (BBC); and Remembering the Assassination of John F. Kennedy (a compilation of more than 200 reminiscences from the Bergen Record).

“Only an America which practices what it preaches about equal rights and social justice will be respected by those whose choice affects our future. Only an America which has fully educated its citizens is fully capable of tackling the complex problems and perceiving the hidden dangers of the world in which we live.” JFK, from Remarks Prepared for Delivery at the Dallas Trade Mart, November 22, 1963. They were never spoken.

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