This is a note written by Evelyn Lincoln, the personal…

This is a note written by Evelyn Lincoln, the personal secretary to President John F. Kennedy.

Several hours after Kennedy was assassinated on November 22nd, 1963, Lincoln, who had been in the President’s motorcade, was flown back to Washington on Air Force One. During the flight she composed this list of potential suspects. The list reads:

  • Lyndon
  • KKK
  • Dixiecrats
  • Hoffa
  • John Birch Society
  • Nixon
  • Diem
  • Rightist
  • CIA in Cuban fiasco
  • Dictators
  • Communists

Several years afterwards, she added the note on the reverse of the list, which reads:

“There is no end to the list of suspected conspirators to Pres. Kennedy murder. Many factions had their reasons for wanting the young president dead. That fact alone illustrates how the world suffers from a congenital proclivity to violence.”

Evelyn Lincoln visited Kennedy’s grave in Arlington National Cemetery every year, on the anniversary of his death.

Via Lists of Note.

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