Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday Fotos (November 22, 2013)

A week ago today I posted my recollections of the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.  Today was the 50th anniversary of that historically criminal act.  

Rather than posting photographs of that awful day and the events in the succeeding days, I would like to point readers to a series of posts at The Vault, the site for "Historical Treasures, Oddities, and Delights" at Slate.  

At this link you can see a transcript of Lady Bird Johnson's memories of November 22, 1963.

Here you can see and read about a letter written to Press Secretary Pierre Salinger on October 28, 1963 begging President Kennedy not to visit Dallas.

And here you can see one of the 5,000 flyers distributed around Dallas, Texas in the days before November 22, 1963.  The flyer declares, "WANTED FOR TREASON" with mug shot-style photos of President Kennedy on the cover.  The flyer accuses Kennedy of being lax on Communism, appointing "anti-Christians' to federal offices, and other offenses.

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