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November 1963 – The Orlando Sentinel

 

The series of  Orlando Sentinel newspapers covering just a few days in November 1963  chronicle President Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas and the international response to the horrific event. . 

Read  pages 1-3 from the  November 22, 1963 Orlando Sentinel – The day BEFORE Kennedy was Shot.

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Others mentioned in the pages are Billy Graham, Gov. George C. Wallace, Cov. Farris Bryant, Very Rev. Oscar L. Huber, and comments from a host of Floridians.   Read selection of pages from the A section of the November 23, 1963 Orlando Sentinel

 

 

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Read page 1B from the November 23, 1963 Orlando Sentinel: Life of a President and A Luncheon with a Courageous Man.

A Luncheon with a Courageous Man was written by then publisher of the Orlando Sentinel Martin Anderson.

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Read the front page and see photos from the November 24, 1963 Orlando Sentinel.

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Read pages 1-3B from the November 24, 1963 Orlando Sentinel – Worlds Great and Lowly Mourn Lost Leader

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Read pages from the November 26, 1963 Orlando Sentinel –

Peace of Eternity Comes to Kennedy – Impressive Last Rites for Fallen Leader

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Read page 3A from the Orlando Sentinel November 26, 1963 – In Orlando Too A Farewell Salute

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Read articles from the November 30, 1963 Orlando Sentinel – Discussion about renaming Cape Canaveral to Cape Kennedy

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November 1963
Peruse the three pages selected from the November 22, 1963 edition of the Orlando Sentinel and you will see that the "Birdman...
Life of a President - pictorial - Orlando Sentinel - November 23, 1963
Pictorial entitled Life of a Persident from page 1B - Orlando Sentinel, November 23, 1963. Read entire page
Worlds Great and Lowly Mourn Lost Leader - Orlando Sentinel
Read the three page section of the Orlando Sentinel from November 24, 1963.
November 24, 1963 - Orlando Sentinel - Assassination of John F. Kennedy
Mrs. Kenendy Returns to White House and West Berliners Gather to Mourn for President Kennedy.  Read entire three page section of the Orlando...
In Orlando Too A Farewell Salute
From the November 26, 1963 edition of the Orlando Sentinel, page A3. Caption: In Orlando Too A Farewell Salute. Honor guard from U.S. Naval...
Cape Canaveral becomes Cape Kennedy
Articles expressing different views on whether Cape Canaveral should become Cape Kennedy in the aftermath of the assassination that stunned the world....
Graham Had Premonition About JFK - November 23, 1963 - Orlando Sentinel
Section of page 16A from the Orlando Sentinel. The entire section was primarily devoted to the horrific events of the previous day that...
City Stunned, Angered - November 23, 1963 - Orlando Sentinel
Comments and photos of 32 Florida residents were featured  on page 2A  in the November 23, 1963 edition of the  Orlando Sentinel....
Honor Guard - John F. Kennedy - November 24, 1963
This image of the honor guard attending to the coffin of John F. Kennedy after it arrived in the East Room at...
John F. Kennedy Funeral Montage - Orlando Sentinel - November 26, 1963
Images from the funeral of President John F. Kennedy published in the Orlando Sentinel on November 26, 1963. The  montage includes images  of...
Like a Little Soldier - John Kennedy Jr. Salutes Casket - Orlando Sentinel
The iconic image of little three-year-old John F. Kennedy, Jr. as he salutes the flag draped casket of his father rolling by...
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November 22, 1963 - Orlando Sentinel - pages 1-3

Articles mention Exposition Hall at the fairgrounds, Herndon Airport, Convention Hall, Loch Haven Park, Airman First Class W. B. Brim, Governor Bryant, what would become known as the Vehicle Assembly Building on Merritt Island at Cape Canaveral, President Kennedy, and more.


November 23, 1963 - Life of a President - Luncheon with a Courageous Man - Orlando Sentinel

A pictorial display entitled "Life of a President" and an article entitled "A Luncheon With a Courageous Man" from page 1B from the Orlando Sentinel the day after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
The lengthy article entitled "A Luncheon with a Courageous Man" was written by then publisher of the Orlando Sentinel Martin Anderson.
His final paragraph expressed the feelings of most:
"He belonged to the people and the people loved him as an individual, because he was a warm, charming human being with a beautiful wife and two wonderful children. And because he was fundamentally a great American who believed in rights for all  the  people."
The Orlando Sentinel newspapers during the month of November 1963 remind us of events that changed our nation and the world. November 1963 -  The Orlando Sentinel


World's Great and Lowly Mourn Lost Leader - Orlando Sentinel - November 24, 1963

Three pages from the Orlando Sentinel published on Sunday, November 24, 1963. Some of the articles: World's Great and Lowly Mourn Lost Leader, A Nation in Mourning for its President, Reader Pays Tribute to President, Texans Stunned by Assassination of President, Police say pictures link Oswald with Murder Rifle, Turning saved life of Connally.


Cape Canaveral becomes Cape Kennedy - Orlando Sentinel

These two photos from the November 30, 1963 edition of the Orlando Sentinel shows how quickly folks at Cape Canaveral embraced the idea of naming the area in honor of the President who dreamed it into existance. 


Sniper Slays Kennedy - November 23, 1963 - The Orlando Sentinel

Several pages from the Orlando Sentinel published on November 23, 1963, the day after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. 
Some of the articles: Lover of Russia Charged with Fatal Ambushing; City Stunned, Angered; Kennedy Ignored Danger; Churches of Orlando Scheduling Services; Shock Wave Sweeps City; All Offices in Florida Close Down; [Billy] Graham Had Premonition About JFK; Scene of Death Described; Critics Join in Chorus of Regrets; President Had Usual Run of Life Threats; Jackie Must Tell Children of Dad.


Peace of Eternity Comes to Kennedy - November 26, 1963 - Orlando Sentinel

 
The Orlando Sentinel published on November 26, 1963, the day following the funeral for President John F. Kennedy had this banner: In Death as in Life, World Honors Fallen President - Peace of Eternity Comes to Kennedy.
The front page featured the iconic photograph of little John Kennedy, Jr. saluting his father's flag draped coffin as the caisson rolled by taking him to his final burial site at Arlington  National Cemetery.
The second page included from the November 26, 1963 Orlando Sentinel is a montage of the funeral procession with the riderless horse following the caisson in the funeral procession - the Black Pakistanian horse belonging to Mrs. Kennedy; photo of the Caroline and John Jr. leaving the funeral at the church; former presidents Truman and Eisenhower leaving the service; images of the casket leaving the Capitol building where he lied in state while thousands streamed past his coffin; the photo of Jackie Kennedy flanked by Bobby Kennedy and Edward Kennedy as they walked in the funeral procession following the caisson carrying the coffin.


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