The deserted streets, closed stores and Merchandize Mart in Chicago after the assassination of President Kennedy.
Chicago Illinois USA Date:1963, November Duration:3 min 37 sec Sound:Yes
A national television report on public reaction to U.S. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy's assassination in the United States. Chicago: The deserted Main Street during and after the funeral of John F Kennedy. Cars and pedestrians on the street. Closed stores. The Chicago Shopping and Commericial Disctrict. A notice in a store window reads 'Day of mourning for President John F Kennedy'. A woman with her baby stops by a store window to look at a picture of President Kennedy with an 'In Memorium' message. A crowd around a television set watches the news about Kenned's funeral. The Kennedy owned Merchandise Mart in The Loop. Soldeirs lower the Untied States flag to half mast. A large crowd outside a Catholic church wait in long lines for the Mass while others inside pray. A school class room inside a closed school. African American students put on their own close circuit television to pay tribute to Kennedy. A teacher and students speak about the late President and his life. An advertisement billboard sign reads the date of President Kennedy's assassination as a sign of respect and tribute.
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