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Papers of John F. Kennedy. Pre-Presidential Papers. Senate Files
This file contains excerpts from Senator John F. Kennedy’s remarks given at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas during his 1960 presidential campaign. In his remarks he discusses relations between the United States and Latin America, including a need for a foreign policy program to address the growing threat of communism.
John F. Kennedy Oral History Collection
In this interview Wicker discusses John F. Kennedy's [JFK] unique way of giving speeches; Lyndon B. Johnson’s unhappiness with his position as Vice President; Anthony J. Celebrezze’s appointment to the Cabinet, 1962; Wicker’s sources for Kennedy Without Tears; traveling with JFK to Texas in November, 1963; the motorcade through Dallas on November 22, 1963; the confusion after the shooting and learning what happened; gathering information from witnesses and hospital staff at Parkland Hospital; the announcement of JFK’s death and the general atmosphere after; Johnson’s swearing in as President; reporting on the day’s events from the airport; and the rapid transition to the Johnson White House, among other issues.