Tag: The Sixties

Lady Bird Johnson Reflects on President Kennedy’s Assassination: An Audio Journal Entry from November 22, 1963

A vintage photo of Lady Bird Johnson seated at a desk, engrossed in reading documents.

In this deeply personal audio journal entry, Lady Bird Johnson recounts the harrowing day of November 22, 1963, when President J. F. Kennedy was assassinated. Providing a firsthand account, she captures the shock, sorrow, and chaos that enveloped the nation, juxtaposed against the initially bright and cheerful atmosphere of that fateful day in Dallas. Lady

Communication from John Glenn’s Friendship 7 Space Capsule, February 20, 1962

John Glenn in astronaut suit beside the Friendship 7 Space Capsule

In 1957, the Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik I initiated the space race between the USSR and the US. Amid this competitive atmosphere, on February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American to orbit Earth aboard the Friendship 7 Space Capsule. Despite facing challenges such as an autopilot malfunction and concerns about the heat

John F. Kennedy: Inaugural Address, 1961

John F. Kennedy standing at a podium with microphones, delivering his inaugural address in 1961. He's dressed in a suit, looking determined. Surrounding him are various onlookers, some blurred in the background.

John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address in 1961 underscored the changing global landscape, emphasizing that though the world was different from when the country’s forefathers established the nation, the foundational beliefs of freedom and human rights remained paramount. Kennedy highlighted the challenges and responsibilities of a new generation of Americans, calling them to take up the