Isabel , United States, 1963 The day President Kennedy shot
A life changing moment for me and my family was November 22, 1963. When I heard that President Kennedy had been shot, I was a seventh grade student at Booker T. Washington Jr. High, on 108th Street and Columbus Avenue in Manhattan. We were waiting to be let out for the day when a girl who had been listening to her transistor radio burst into the classroom, shouting that the "president was shot".
All of us were incredulous, including the teacher. I'm sure my classmates ran home as fast as I did to check the news on the radio and TV stations. Sadly, the girl was right. From that moment, throughout that week end and for the rest of the sixties, our world was never the same. We were sure more than ever before that terrible things were about to happen in our country and the rest of the world.
Label Memory From The Sixties