JFK Assassination 50 Years Later

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At the Microphone
Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy Family and Administration Sought to Establish Memorial at Harvard

In the months that followed the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, realizing the late President’s wish that his national memorial consist of three parts—a museum, a library, and a political institute—and that it stand next to the Harvard campus.

Men's Lacrosse

Male Player of the Year, Runner-Up: Devin Dwyer

Sophomore Devin Dwyer of the Harvard men’s lacrosse team came into the 2014 campaign as the reigning All-New England Rookie of the Year. Despite the target on his back, the attackman only gotten better this season, despite teams focusing their defenses on stopping him.

JFK New Frontier
IOP

JFK New Frontier

Charles Best, Founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org, speaks about his inspiration for creating the online charity for public schools at the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards Ceremony Monday evening.

Cronkite's Broadcast
Harvard in the World

In the Control Room

Douglas H. Shafner, currently a security officer at Harvard, witnessed the events of November 22, 1963 from a close vantage point: the master control room of Walter Cronkite’s CBS.

Saturday, November 23, 1963, Front Page
JFK Assassination 50 Years Later

Saturday, November 23, 1963, Front Page

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JFK Assassination 50 Years Later

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Extra: Kennedy Assassinated
The Harvard Crimson

Extra: Kennedy Assassinated

This single-sheet extra edition of The Crimson was published on Friday, November 22, 1963, the day John F. Kennedy '40 was shot. According to then-Crimson managing editor Bruce L. Paisner '64, the extra was printed at around 2:30 p.m. and distributed at around 5 p.m.

Mourning at Memorial Church
The Harvard Crimson

Mourning at Memorial Church

A student weeps as mourners gather outside Memorial Church on Saturday, November 23, 1963, to remember the fallen President. The photograph ran as the top image on the front page of the Monday, November 25, 1963, issue of The Crimson.

A Family in Mourning
The Harvard Crimson

A Family in Mourning

Robert F. Kennedy '48, the President's brother, and Jacqueline Kennedy, his wife, wait to join a funerary procession at the U.S. Capitol in this Associated Press photograph, which ran on the second page of the Monday, November 25, 1963, issue of The Crimson.

A President's Funeral
JFK Assassination 50 Years Later

A President's Funeral

This Associated Press wire photo of the President's coffin in the Capitol Rotunda ran on the third page of the Monday, November 25, 1963, issue of The Crimson.

Cronkite's Broadcast
Journalism

Cronkite's Broadcast

Broadcaster Walter Cronkite announces the assassination of John F. Kennedy '40 on Nov. 22, 1963.

The Game, Rescheduled
Football

The Game, Rescheduled

Yale's Bill Henderson (40) runs into Crimson opposition during the second period of the 1963 Harvard-Yale Game, as John Dockerty (44), Jack Neuenschwander (70), and Rick Beizer (26) converge on the Eli halfback. This photograph from the New Haven Game, which was rescheduled for November 30 after the Kennedy assassination, ran on the third page of the Monday, December 2, 1963, issue of The Crimson.

JFK at the Commonwealth Armory
The Harvard Crimson

JFK at the Commonwealth Armory

President John F. Kennedy '40 and his brother Edward M. Kennedy '54-'56 appear together at a dinner at Boston's Commonwealth Armory on Saturday, October 19, 1963, a month before the President's assassination. The photograph ran on the front page of the Monday, October 21, 1963, issue of The Crimson.

The President's Gaze
The Harvard Crimson

The President's Gaze

President John F. Kennedy '40 photographed in Boston by The Crimson on Saturday, October 19, 1963, just a month before he was assassinated. The photograph ran on page two of the Saturday, November 23, 1963, issue of The Crimson.

Mourner in Memorial Church
Memorial Church

Mourner in Memorial Church

One mourner among a reported 2000 who gathered in Memorial Church on Saturday, Nov. 23, 1963, to demonstrate what the photo's caption characterizes as "the intense sorrow of a stunned nation." The photo ran on page two of the Monday, November 25, 1963, issue of The Crimson.

Eldo Kim
Crime

News Analysis: Could Eldo Kim Return to Harvard?

Protestors on Mass Ave
Race

Seen and Heard: Harvard's March Through Cambridge

OKWELOGU
Track and Cross Country

Decorated Thrower Looks To Continue Success

Protest
Columns

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