Wilson Special Collections Library

Collection highlights, exhibits, events, and behind-the-scenes views from the Wilson Special Collections library at UNC-Chapel Hill.

On this day in 1963, campus life at the University of North Carolina came to a standstill with the news of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Many recalled his October 1961 visit to UNC (see top photo). The Di-Phi Joint Senate passed a resolution recognizing the loss of the President, and sent a telegram to Jacqueline Kennedy and President Lyndon Johnson expressing their grief and sympathy.

Read more about campus reaction to the assassination on the University Archives blog, “For the Record.”

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