The Atlanta Constitution, first published in 1868, was three years too late to cover the April 1865 assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. However, this tragic event marked the beginning of a dark chapter in American history that continues to be remembered and studied to this day.
When John F. Kennedy became the fourth sitting US president to be assassinated, at the hands of a gunman, in Texas 60 years ago, the country was once again forced to confront the implications of such a violent act. The shockwaves of this event would reverberate throughout American society for years to come.
This Wednesday marks 60 years since America's youngest President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, during a motorcade. The assassination not only robbed the nation of a promising leader but also left a lasting impact on the collective psyche of the American people.