The Week in Review: The 50th Anniversary of the JFK Assassination

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The youngest elected president, Kennedy had an iconic reputation, and the Kennedys were the closest thing to an American royal family. His death by assassination on Nov. 22, 1963, spawned countless conspiracy theories which blamed everyone from organized crime to Lyndon B. Johnson.

With the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination upon us, President Obama paid tribute to Kennedy by bestowing the Presidential Medal of Freedom on notable Americans. The city of Dallas, where Kennedy was shot, is hosting a variety of commemorative events. In Washington DC, the Newseum, which features two exhibits and a documentary on JFK, will be broadcasting three hours of live television coverage on the assassination. Additionally, several cities across the country are holding their own memorial events.

Over the years, the true complexity of John F. Kennedy’s personality, assassination and presidency have come to light. Here are a few magazines that focus on the 35th president of the United States:

The Assassination of JFK, a Flipboard special section: A photo magazine documenting the assassination with photos from Getty Images, Reuters and the Associated Press.

JFK: 50 Years Later by Doug Grubbs: Photos, video and news revolving around the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s death.

11/22/63 by markepstein: In-depth, hypothetical and analytical articles regarding Kennedy’s presidency and death.

Kennedy: The Family by hervedro: News articles, historical tidbits and rare photos of President Kennedy and his family.

Presidential Time Capsules by John Wayne: Interesting reads about former Oval Office incumbents, including a wealth of JFK anniversary stories.

History by jdodragon: A blend of global news and world history.

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