Letters to Jackie: Condolences from a Grieving Nation
The 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy left a nation in mourning. Within two years, the White House received over 1.5 million condolence letters, which remained largely untouched until an author selected 250 of them for publication. On this 50th anniversary of JFK’s death, we’ll discuss how grieving Americans wrote their own histories.
- Ellen Fitzpatrick, author of Letters to Jackie: Condolences from a Grieving NationÂ