Assassination of John F. Kennedy

Assassination of John F. Kennedy

In Dallas, TX on November 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated. The President was in a presidential limo with the roof down, waving to the welcoming crowds, accompanied by his wife Jacqueline, Texas Governor John Connolly, and the governor’s wife Nellie. The following year an investigative commission concluded that the president was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone.

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Dallas News: JFK 504 stars

From the city where it all took place, the Dallas News presents an opportunity to explore ("Scholars dismiss the endless theories, but that doesn't deter certain 'assassination researchers.'") and discuss ("Share your remembrances of the JFK assassination.") Also worthwhile is the sixty-three photo slideshow, that starts a moment before the fatal shot, and ends with newly appointed President Lyndon Johnson speaking at Andrews Air Force Base.

JFK Library: November 22, 1963: Death of the President5 stars

"At the end of September, the president [John F. Kennedy] traveled west, speaking in nine different states in less than a week. The trip was meant to put a spotlight on natural resources and conservation efforts. But JFK also used it to sound out themes such as education, national security, and world peace for his run in 1964." The president's library offers a three-page article about the assassination, including videos and a link to the JFK 50 site commemorating the life and accomplishments of our 35th president.

LIFE: JFK'S Assassination, Frame by Frame5 stars

Although just thirteen photos, this slideshow tells the story revealed by Abraham Zapruder's 8mm film of Kennedy's assassination. "Millions of people who were alive at the time of John Kennedy's assassination first learned of the existence of Abraham Zapruder's 8mm home-movie of the killing in the pages of LIFE magazine. It was there, in the November 29, 1963, issue of the famed weekly that countless readers first encountered, in LIFE's words, 'a remarkable and exclusive series of pictures which show, for the first time and in tragic detail, the fate which befell our President.'"

Smithsonian Channel: The Day Kennedy Died5 stars

"Experience November 22, 1963 as it has never been presented before, in this minute-by-minute account of that day, narrated by Academy Award-winner Kevin Spacey, and brought to life through rarely seen footage and rarely heard testimonies." Although the full-length Smithsonian Channel video is not available online, there are plenty of interesting eyewitness accounts to watch here. Check your local TV guide for times when this television special is playing in your area.

YouTube: Assassination of John F. Kennedy5 stars

This is a topic channel "created by algorithms to collect trending and popular videos by topic." Because of this, it contains lots of points of views, both television news reports and conspiracy theorists, and original videos as well as those created to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Kennedy's assassination. I couldn't easily find how many videos are included, but this first page shows the nine most popular.

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Honorable Mentions

The following links are either new discoveries or sites that didn't make it into my newspaper column because of space constraints. Enjoy!

The Assassination of President Kennedy

JFK 50 Years

JFK Assassination Photot Chronology

November 23, 1963 Headline

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