800,000 Kennedy condolence letters opened





The former first lady, 50 years ago Tuesday, made her first public statement since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Jackie Kennedy said then, "I want to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for the hundreds and thousands of messages, nearly 800,000 in all, which my children and I have received over the past few weeks."   

On Tuesday, for the first time, the Kennedy Library opened the files of condolence letters from Mrs. Kennedy's personal papers, posting them online. 


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