Two essays that will go into The Book are featured. The first deals with my recollection of President John Kennedy.. He was the hero of many in my parent’s generation and the first president I remember. I saw JFK when he campaigned for office and his assassination still is vividly in my memory. The second shares the impact on me of President Barack Obama’s recent announced support for same-sex marriage.
President Kennedy was shot just past the signs at 12:30 p.m. CST on November 22, 1963. The Grassy Knoll is past the signs on the right, Dealy Plaza is on the left and the Texas Schoolbook Depository is to the right but not in the photo
The Texas School Book Depository Building from North Houston Street. President Kennedy’s limousine turned left onto Elm street at the left edge of the photo right in front of the Texas School Book Depository. As the limo drove down Elm Street Lee Harvey Oswald shot JFK from the corner window on the 6th floor. It is the only square window to the right of the arched windows above the Elm Street entrance
President Kennedy’s limo was off the right edge of this photo and behind were I was standing when he was shot. The Grassy Knoll is to the left off the left edge of the photo. Oswald was in the window just below the top right window of the Texas School Book Depository which is to the left of the people in the photo. The tree is blocking almost all of the window from where I took the photo
Rodolfo and me at Dallas Celebration in Oak Lawn on Wednesday evening May 9, 2012 hours after President Barack Obama announces his support of same-sex marriage, Photo by David Taffet
The Reverend Dr. Jo Hudson of the Cathedral of Hope and rally organizer Daniel Gates Dallas Celebration on May 9th
Media covering the Dallas celebration rally on May 9th
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