Nelson Mandela 1918-2013
"I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death."
"Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do."
If I was a Disney Queen (princesses are for children) this is what my king would look like 👑 #andletthechurchsay #amen #yassss
Bill Clinton meeting President John F. Kennedy at the White House days before his 17th birthday.
The End of Camelot
November 22nd, 1963Even in her grief, Jacqueline Kennedy had the strength to recount her husband's assassination in vivid detail and the presence of mind to convey her hopes for his memorials. "His last expression was so neat," Mrs. Kennedy told journalist Theodore H. White in comments released for the first time Friday. "He had his hand out, I could see a piece of his skull coming off ... and I can see this perfectly clean piece detaching itself from his head. "Then he slumped in my lap," she said. "His blood and brains were in my lap. "I kept saying: `Jack, Jack, Jack' and someone was yelling: `He's dead, he's dead.' All the ride to the hospital I kept bending over him saying: `Jack, Jack, can you hear me, I love you Jack.' I kept holding the top of his head down, trying to keep the brains in," she said on Nov. 29, 1963, a week after the president's assassination.
This is a sad piece to read.
JFK 1917 - 1963, photographed by Cecil Stoughton on 31st August 1963
November 22, 1963: President John F. Kennedy Is Assassinated
Fifty years ago today, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas. While riding in an open-top Lincoln convertible through downtown, President Kennedy was struck by two bullets near the base of his neck and in his head.
First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, Texas Governor John Connally and his wife were also in the car riding in a 10-mile motorcade at the time of the shooting. President Kennedy was pronounced dead 30 minutes after arriving at Dallas’ Parkland Memorial Hospital. Governor Connally later recovered from his injuries.
The life of President John F. Kennedy, one of our most popular and most mourned leaders.
Part 1: http://to.pbs.org/1h5AALl
Part 2: http://to.pbs.org/I61G6p
An investigative biography of Oswald, the man at the center of the Kennedy assassination.
Can modern forensic science uncover fresh clues about the assassination of JFK?
THIRTEEN Recounts Walter Cronkite’s Iconic News Coverage of the JFK Assassination.
Photo: John F. Kennedy motorcade, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 22, 1963 (Library of Congress).