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John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy the morning of November 22, 1963

Jackie Kennedy’s Final Moments with JFK

Moviegoers are revisiting the charming and enigmatic Jacqueline Kennedy in the new film, Jackie. Natalie Portman‘s portrayal moved us to share this powerful 1963 article from the Post, where Jimmy Breslin captures the first lady in a Dallas emergency room moments after President Kennedy was assassinated.  More
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Falling for Jackie Kennedy

Many Americans only got their first look at Jackie during the inaugural ceremonies, but her fashion sense and unflappable poise soon made her one of the country’s most admired first ladies.  More
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Rethinking Kennedy’s Camelot

In the years following the death of President Kennedy, many people often spoke of his presidency as an idyllic time. They dubbed those pre-assassination days as “Camelot,” a noble, idyllic but ultimately doomed kingdom.  More
Official White House photo of President Kennedy in the Oval Office.

Why Kennedy Still Matters

The 35th president completed only three years of his term and left behind a pile of unfinished projects and unraveling plans. Yet Americans consistently rank him among our greatest presidents. Archivist Jeff Nilsson explains why we still love JFK.  More
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A Surprisingly Popular Presidency

Despite political opposition–and a few arguable failures in policy and tactic–John F. Kennedy remained a popular, well-regarded president throughout his short term in office. Archivist Jeff Nilsson explains why.  More