Forty-seven years ago today John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas, Texas. He was the fourth President to be assassinated in office after Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield and William McKinley. Take some time today to reflect on a day that shook the American consciousness. You can read some headlines that appeared after Kennedy's assassination here: The Guardian (UK), Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Associated Press.
You can explore the circumstances around the assassination on the Oswald's Ghost website here. Also, learn more about the Kennedy family, and the Presidency and legacy of John F. Kennedy, by watching The Kennedys. Below we have queued up The Kennedys to the section of the film on the Civil Rights Bill and the assassination for easy viewing.
Sean Cleary is a blogger for Inside AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and a member of the Communications team, where he also assembles AMERICAN EXPERIENCE’s weekly newsletter.