Media Rewind 1963

June 4 – December 8, 2013

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Social and political upheaval dominated the headlines in 1963. Controversy around civil rights, the space program and capital punishment commanded the news. Graphic images of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the murder of his accused killer Lee Harvey Oswald are indelibly printed in collective memory. Fifty years later, we look back at the powerful images of individuals and events from that tumultuous year. The iconic pictures that filled newspapers, magazines and television screens became source material for Pop artists, and later other artists, who borrowed and manipulated images from popular culture in their works of art.

Read thought provoking comments from our visitors about their memories and thoughts surrounding this tumultuous time.