Jackie and John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr. ©Fredrik D. Bodin
In the 1980′s, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government hired me to photograph people and events in their brand new building near Harvard Square. This day’s event was the dedication of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Park, which is between the academic building and Memorial Drive and the Charles River. Among the guests of honor were Jackie, Caroline, John, Joe, and Ted Kennedy; Governor Michael Dukakis, and Boston Mayor Ray Flynn.
That evening the Kennedy School hosted a rooftop cocktail party for faculty, staff, and the Kennedys. One thing I’ll always remember is how elegant and graceful Jackie was. Her handshake and comments to everyone, from the secretary to the college president, were warm and genuine. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was born on July 28th, 1929 (July 28th is my birthday too). Happy birthday Jackie.