13 Nov 2013

The Day a President Died

November 22 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1963 assassination of President J.F. Kennedy. Susan Cheever (daughter of the writer, John Cheever) has written a piece for Brown University (where she was studying) and looks back to that day on campus and reflects on the tricks that memory plays over time.  "It was one of those sunny autumn afternoons that smell of apples and falling leaves. Thanksgiving break was just a few days away. I checked the date as I walked out of Miller Hall and headed for the Thayer Street market. November 22, 1963." Here is my illustration that accompanies her piece:

For Brown Alumni Magazine, 2013

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