JFK's Still-Vibrant Example Continues to Inspire Millions
Huffington Post - over 3 years
On November 22, 1963, I was not quite 8 months old, too young to realize the enormity of what happened on that tragic day, when our nation was awash in tears and despair. But I've read a lot about why the assassination of President John F. Kennedy was a transformational event in American history. Indeed, many a writer has observed that America has never really recovered the buoyant optimism that characterized the Kennedy Administration.
Although I was very young, I know the tragedy affected my family, as my mother, Coretta Scott King wrote movingly about it in her book, My Life with Martin Luther King, Jr.: On November 22, 1963, Martin was upstairs, attending to some things, with the television set on in the background... Martin called to me, "Corrie, I just heard that President Kennedy has been shot -- maybe killed."
Of course, I rushed up to be with Martin, and we sat there hoping and praying that John Kennedy would not die. We thought of the great national tragedy, and addit
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