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Remembering the Kennedy Assassination

As the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy, we thought we would rerun a blog from three years ago. It concerned James S. Legg Jr., of W&L’s Class of 1965, who wrote a letter to Jacqueline Kennedy three days after her husband’s death. In 2010, Jim’s letter was published in a book, “Letters to Jackie: Condolences from a Grieving Nation.”

Read that blog for more about the book and about Jim’s heartfelt impulse to pen the letter.

And for current reflections on the event from two W&L historians, see our home page feature, “50 Years Later: Remembering the Kennedy Assassination.”