JFK's final visit to Miami

  • President JFK and Florida Gov. Bryant at Homestead in Nov. 1963. BOB EAST / MIAMI HERALD FILE PHOTO

  • 4,000 Miamians greet President John F Kennedy, standing at the podium on the stage on the right, at the airport the week before his death in Nov. 1963. BILL SANDERS / MIAMI HERALD FILE PHOTO

  • President John F. Kennedy – and a string of Florida's leading politicians – step down the ramp from the President's Air Force jet at Miami International Airport the week before his assassination in Nov. 1963. The President, who said he had been making non-partisan speeches all day, launched into a spirited attack on the Republicans who have opposed the Democratic administration's program. Following the President are Gov. Farris Bryant, Sen. George Smathers, Congressmen Dante Fascell, Claude Pepper and Miami Mayor Robert King High. BILL SANDERS / MIAMI HERALD FILE PHOTO

  • A beaming Kennedy pledges U.S. might at the Inter American Press Association address at Miami Beach Nov 18, 1963, the week before his assassination. MIAMI HERALD FILE PHOTO

  • President Kennedy shaking and greeting people while in the presidential motorcade during his trip to Miami the week before his death in Nov. 1963. MIAMI HERALD FILE PHOTO

  • John F. Kennedy with Mr. and Mrs. Ricardo Castro Beeche of Costa Rica at the Inter American Press Association address. DOUG KENNEDY / MIAMI HERALD FILE PHOTO

  • President John F Kennedy stepping out of Air Force One on Nov 18, 1963 in Miami. MIKE FREEMAN / FILE PHOTO

  • President John F Kennedy giving a speech Nov 18, 1963. ELI SILVERBERG / MIAMI HERALD FILE PHOTO

  • President John F. Kennedy is greeted on arrival at Miami airport by Romulo O'Farrill, left, of Mexico City Novedades and president of the Inter American Association, and Lee Hills, center, of Knight Newspapers, Nov. 18, 1963. Kennedy will address the IAPA assembly at Miami Beach. AP FILE PHOTO

  • President John F. Kennedy does the talking as he points to Lee Hills of Knight Newspapers, while Romulo O'Farrill of Mexico City Novedades, listens at the Inter American Press Association banquet in Miami Beach, Nov. 18, 1963. Hills is a member of the IAPA executive committee and O'Farrill is IAPA president. AP FILE PHOTO

  • Some of the 4,000 persons on hand at Miami airport to greet President John F. Kennedy got past the police lines and crowded close to the president to shake his hand and take his picture, Nov. 18, 1963. Kennedy spoke to the airport crowd and addressed the Inter American Press Association assembly at Miami Beach that night. AP FILE PHOTO