I was away at college. That November afternoon we were sitting around a card table playing bridge. The radio was on a music station when they suddenly cut in with a devastating news bulletin - President Kennedy had been shot. We were all young and stunned that such a thing could happen to us! We walked around in a daze not wanting to believe the unbelievable. We were mesmerized by every detail of every newscast. We were scared for our futures and the future of our country.
On November 22, 1963, the nation was stunned by the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. To share your story of where you (or friends and family) were during this tragic time, visit the submission form on our Facebook page.
Don’t miss "Dearest Jackie": On the Death of JFK, a pop-up exhibition of items from the Library’s collections, on view through December 1, 2013