The assassination of President Kennedy

November 1963: The assassination of President Kennedy

Forty years ago, the Nov. 22, 1963, assassination of President Kennedy seared permanent, where-were-you-when memories into the minds of millions of Americans and others worldwide. At Bates, articles, letters and essays in The Bates Student — including a contribution from redoubtable poet John Tagliabue, then in the 10th year of his 35-year career on the faculty — reflect the emotions and innocence of the time: