President John F. Kennedy's Final Days

Nov 20, 2013

A motion picture covering highlights of the final two days in the life of President John F. Kennedy.

22 November 1963 Trip to Texas. President Kennedy speaks at parking lot rally. L-R: President Kennedy, [unidentified], Senator Ralph W. Yarborough, Governor John Connally, Vice President Johnson. Fort Worth, Texas
Credit Cecil Stoughton / John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston

President Kennedy makes scheduled public appearances and delivers remarks, including his last public words, and interacts informally with crowds that greet him in San Antonio, Houston, Fort Worth, and Dallas, Texas.

First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, Governor John Connally, and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson make appearances with President Kennedy.

Also included is a brief segment as the late President's body is returned to the White House on November 23, 1963.

Portions of the soundtrack include radio narration of the assassination of President Kennedy, and a live recording of Judge Sarah Hughes swearing in Lyndon B. Johnson as 36th President of the United States.

Produced by: Naval Photographic Center, 1211-69. Photographed by: Thomas M. Atkins, Robert L. Knudsen.