16 Photos That Capture People’s Reactions To The News Of JFK’s Assassination

On Nov. 22, 1963, the world was stunned to learn of President Kennedy’s assassination — an event that not only marked a cultural turning point, but also the end of an era of innocence in the U.S.

1. A crowd reacts to the news of President Kennedy’s death outside Parkland Hospital in Dallas — where the president was taken following the shooting.

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2. Another shocked reaction outside Parkland Hospital.

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3. Extras on the set of a movie in Los Angeles.

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4. A crowd in New York City reading news reports of the assassination.

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5. Construction workers observing a moment of silence in honor of the president in New York City.

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6. A crowd gathered around a car radio to get the latest news about the assassination, New York City.

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7. Another shot of a crowd gathered around a car radio, New York City.

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8. Students reacting to the news at Harvard University (President Kennedy’s alma mater).

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9. A crowd rushes a newsstand in Boston.

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10. A young woman breaks down at the news on the corner of 17th and California streets in Denver.

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11. A Londoner reading details of the assassination in the evening paper.

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12. Londoners discuss the assassination at Mooney’s Irish Pub, while a news report plays in the background.

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13. Two young Parisians immersed in newspaper reports of the assassination.

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14. Commuters in New York catching up on the latest news in the evening paper.

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15. A man holds up of the evening edition of the New York Post on the corner of 125th Street in Harlem, New York City.

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16. A New Yorker’s face upon hearing the news perfectly reflects the shock and confusion felt throughout the world.

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