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Memories of a Tragic Day

jfk-assassination-7Fifty years ago this week, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Many Americans will never forget where they were or what they were doing on November 22, 1963, the moment they heard the news that the president had been shot. Goucher alumna Sherry Bebitch Jeffe ’64 recalls, “I vividly remember the coming together at the chapel, the women who left campus for D.C. to stand for hours in order to view the President’s casket, and the words of History Professor Bill Neumann, who announced in class, ‘Now we turn from the Kennedys, whom we would like to be, to the Johnsons, who we probably are.’”

The event became a cultural touchstone for a generation and continues to have significance today. What does the 50th anniversary, November 22, mean to you?

Read more alumnae memories in the Quarterly online extra: http://www.goucher.edu/goucher-quarterly/online-extras/memories-of-a-tragic-day.

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