JFK Assassination 50 Years Later
- Subscribe via RSS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Broadcaster Walter Cronkite announces the assassination of John F. Kennedy '40 on Nov. 22, 1963.
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.
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.
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.
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.