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John Kennedy - Broke the Philadelphia Phillies' "Color Line"

John Irvin Kennedy’s Negro League baseball career was wedged between his two attempts to play in the Major Leagues.  After college (Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida), the slick fielding shortstop played two seasons in Canada on a team managed by former Negro League star Willie Wells.  293 more words

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Conspiracy theorists want government to return footage that 'could prove second gunman' was at JFK shooting

The granddaughter of a man who shot a home video of the assassination of former president John F. Kennedy is demanding the U.S. government return the film or pay her $10million (£6.6million) in compensation. 368 more words


Race to replace Vitter in Senate starts to take shape

Louisiana Republican Rep. Charles Boustany said Monday he will run for the Senate seat that Sen. David Vitter plans to vacate at the end of his current term. 472 more words


Local radio & TV reactions to JFK’s death, 1963: “Is this for real?” | David Carroll's Chattanooga Radio and TV

On November 22, 1963 Chattanooga had three TV stations, each with only a handful of news reporters.  There were about a dozen radio stations, mostly on the AM band, all live and local.

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"Where Were You When Kennedy Was Shot?"

For many years – through the 70s and 80s and 90s and even into this millenium – the question every November was “Where were you when Kennedy was shot?” 262 more words


Days of Camelot: John F. Kennedy

My fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you–ask what you can do for your country.

With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God’s work must truly be our own.

John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, 1961


What's in a name?

Grassy knoll, Southbury, Connecticut © Steven Willard

November 22, 1963. Does that ring any bells? I was in high school in Corpus Christi, Texas. The country had embarrassed itself at the Bay of Pigs. 285 more words