Letter from Dallas, 1963: Hate, Race and 'What My City Did to My President'

Francie Tidey was a 24-year-old Wellesley graduate teaching in Dallas; she and her husband were supposed to watch the president's speech later that day. Here's what she saw.

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, JAN. 13, 2013 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this Nov. 22, 1963 file photo, the limousine carrying mortally wounded President John F. Kennedy races toward the hospital seconds after he was shot in Dallas. Secret Service agent Clinton Hill is riding on the back of the car, Nellie Connally, wife of Texas Gov. John Connally, bends over her wounded husband, and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy leans over the president. 

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