John F. Kennedy with Abraham Bolden, the first black Secret Service agent assigned to the Presidential Protective Division, appointed by JFK in 1961. Kennedy once introduced him as "the Jackie Robinson of the Secret Service," a comment which brought tears to Bolden's eyes.
I am so not a Kennedy person, but my friend Dawn told me I had to read it and I finally did. It was phenomenal. I was born in 1981 so I have only ever heard generic text book things about the Kennedy's and the assassination. This book was so well written, however, that I felt like I was there. The chapter on the aftermath of the assassination literally made me cry. I highly, highly recommend this book!!
This is a really rare motorcade picture -- an aerial view of JFK's limousine in downtown Dallas. Note that driver Bill Greer has his door open (probably in an effort to keep the crowd back, because the police motorcycles on the left side of the car were likely not in their normal positions when this picture was snapped, due to the heavy crowds on that side of the street). Also barely visible on the far right side of this photo is Secret Service agent Clint Hill, who was riding on th