Monday, May 12, 2014

Jackie O: 20 Years Ago

Twenty years ago on May 19, 1994, two and a half months before her 65th birthday, one of the most popular first ladies, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, died in her sleep. She was one of the most famous and admired women in the world. Many of us remember the strength and courage that she possessed during that stark November so many years ago. That night in May 1994, her son John Kennedy Jr. announced her death with the following: “My mother died surrounded by her friends and her family and her books, and the people and things that she loved. She did it in her own way, and on her own terms, and we all feel lucky for that.”  Our collection includes many books about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and the Kennedy family, including her 1962 video tour of the White House in which she shows off a newly redecorated White House.

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