Phases of the Moon 2014
Jackie Kennedy leaves the White House with her children on December 6, 1963
Very well researched post on her last days in the White House and what she found in her husband’s desk.
Jacqueline Kennedy and her children leave the White House on their last day in residency - December 5, 1963
Photo: Cecil Stoughton/Time & Life Pictures
Jackie Kennedy laying flowers at the Eternal Flame on March 16, 1967, in Arlington National Cemetery.
Don’t let it be forgot, that once there was a spot, for one brief shining moment that was known as Camelot.
John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy watch the America’s Cup Race
Today is the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination. In honor of him, here is a collection of The Atlantic’s coverage of Kennedy, his death, and what it meant to the country.
- John F. Kennedy, Eulogized: In February 1964, The Atlantic looked at Kennedy’s place in history.
- November 22, 1963: A photo essay.
- How to Watch the Kennedy Assassination Coverage as It Happened: The 1963 footage reveals as much about early TV journalism as it does about the nation’s grief.
- Courage in a Pillbox Hat: Remembering Jacqueline Kennedy’s public dignity in the face of catastrophe.
- Film’s Failed Quest to Understand JFK’s Death: Directors keep trying to show all the things the famous Zapruder footage missed, but they only end up revealing truths about their times.
- What JFK Saw: The day from the president’s perspective.
- Death of a Man: A poem in honor of JFK.
[Image: Associated Press]
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