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John F. Kennedy Assassination

22 Nov 1963 -- 25 Nov 1963

On 22 November 1963, President John F Kennedy was assassinated, allegedly by Lee Harvey Oswald, while riding in a motorcade through Dealy Plaza in Dallas, Texas. Governor John Connolly of Texas was also seriously wounded. Two days later, the suspected assassin was shot by Dallas night club owner Jack Ruby in a basement parking garage at police headquarters. Oswald died at Parkland Memorial Hospital soon after the shooting.

DOCUMENTS

Newspaper Coverage of the Assassination

23 Nov 1963

This newspaper front page from the day after the assassination gives many details as they were known at the time.

AUDIO

Kennedy Assassination  (22 Nov 1963)

Continuous coverage of the assassination from KLIF radio in Dallas.


VIDEO

Kennedy Assassination  (1963)

CBS live coverage of the assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas on 22 November 1963.


Years of Lightning Days of Drums  (1965)

Made by the United States Information Agency in 1964 as a memorial tribute to President Kennedy to be shown overseas, this film captures the spirit and vitality of his presidency with excerpts from many of his speeches as well as color footage of his swearing in and inaugural address. This film captures the spirit and vitality of John F. Kennedy's presidency with excerpts from many of his speeches as well as footage of his swearing in and inaugural address.