1963 flashback: JFK’s final trip, as it happened

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013

From Nov. 21 through 3 p.m. Nov. 22, we’re tweeting #1963flashback moments as they happened during President Kennedy’s fateful visit to North Texas. #JFK50

Dunbar High School alums recall playing as JFK motorcade passed

| |Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

The 1963 Dunbar High School band was the only black band to perform in Fort Worth for President John F. Kennedy. The band lined up along the Jacksboro Highway and played as the Kennedy motorcade passed

Fifty years later, a couple of personal regrets still linger

| |Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

As a nation mourned and Dallas was called “The City of Hate,” football played on.

Cowboys remember that 1963 day in Dallas, too

| |Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013

Tom Landry and the Cowboys helped to restore Dallas’ image after the assassination.

Recalling JFK’s first visit to Fort Worth

| |Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013

The 1960 campaign stop was crucial to winning the Lone Star State.

Photograph forever preserves the joy of greeting JFK in Fort Worth

| |Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

Shortly before the photo was taken, the country’s 35th president walked out of downtown’s Hotel Texas, greeted the crowd and gave what became one of his last public speeches.

‘Our country died with him a little bit that day’

| |Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013

President Kennedy spent the last hours of his life surrounded by well-wishers in Fort Worth, where he shook hands, signed autographs, smiled for photographs and chatted with crowds.

Young newsman Bob Schieffer almost missed the story of a lifetime

| |Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

“I was not happy the night President Kennedy came to Fort Worth.”

Living, working through four hectic days that changed the world forever

| |Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013

Although I did not realize it at the time, those four chilling and chaotic days in November 1963 would change not only much of the world but my own life forever.

JFK conspiracy theories still abound 50 years later

| |Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013

Conspiracy theories began swirling almost immediately after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, and have never really stopped.