President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Saturday that he will allow the release of the estimated 3,600 sealed files relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy that have been kept secret since his death in 1963.
Here are nine images looking back on that dark time in American history:
In this Nov. 22, 1963 file photo, President John F. Kennedy waves from his car in a motorcade approximately one minute before he was shot in Dallas. (AP Photo/Jim Altgens, File)
Seen through the limousine's windshield as it proceeds along Elm Street past the Texas School Book Depository, President John F. Kennedy appears to raise his hand toward his head within seconds of being fatally shot in Dallas, Nov 22, 1963. (James W. Altgens/AP)
Cropping of the Polaroid photograph of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, taken an estimated one-sixth of a second after the fatal head shot, Friday, November 22, 1963, Elm Street, Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas. (Mary Ann Moorman Krahmer/Wikimedia Commons)
In this Friday, Nov. 22, 1963, file photo, President John F. Kennedy slumps down in the back seat of the presidential limousine as it speeds along Elm Street toward the Stemmons Freeway overpass in Dallas after being fatally shot. (James W. "Ike" Altgens/AP)
President Kennedy's limousine speeds away moments after he was shot at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Tex., Nov. 22, 1963. (AP)
A Dallas policeman holds up the rifle used to kill President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. (Wikimedia Commons)
The coffin with the late president is transported from the White House to the Capitol on 25 November. US-President John F. Kennedy was murdered on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, TX. (Schulman-Sachs/picture-alliance/dpa/AP)
Four views from the Warren Commission report of the so-called magic bullet that injured both JFK and Governor Connally. (Warren Commission/AP)Lee Harvey Oswald's mug shot. (Archives)
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