50 years later: The unfulfilled promise of John F. Kennedy and his generation-defining death
The nation marks a half-century since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Many who were alive on that fateful day recall exactly where they were and what they were doing.
FILE - In this Jan. 14, 1963 file photo, President John F. Kennedy speaks in the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington during his State of the Union report to a joint session of Congress with Vice President Lyndon Johnson sitting behind him. Kennedy's civil rights legacy has undergone substantial reassessment since his Nov. 22, 1963, assassination. His successor, President Johnson, receives credit for hammering through the monumental Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act, which ensured full citizenship for African-Americans. (AP Photo/File)
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