Fifty years ago today, the 35th President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was assassinated while riding in a presidential motorcade in Dealey Plaza in Dallas.
Although no one ever stood trial for Kennedy’s death, and conspiracy theories still surround the Nov. 22, 1963 murder, it was a moment in history that Americans “remember as if it were yesterday.”
Madera Tribune photographer Wendy Alexander and reporter Elsa Mejía asked people in Madera, “Where were you when you found out JFK had been assassinated, and how did you react?” Their responses follow.
Martha Cardenas: “I was in school watching a nature movie when they announced that President Kennedy had been shot and they turned the movie off and turned on the news. I went home and told my mom and she was sad too. People can be so cruel sometimes. What gives them the right to decide who can and can’t decide what they are doing?” ...