The assassination of John F. Kennedy, in Dallas in 1963, is one of the defining moments of modern American history. It devastated the country and altered the course of the second half of the twentieth century. Today, on the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination, the country once again confronts the tragedy, perhaps this time as the final transition from memory to history.
The National Magazine Award–winning story about Michael Morton, a man who came home from work one day in 1986 to find that his wife had been brutally murdered. What happened next was one of the most profound miscarriages of justice in Texas history.
November 1, 2012 | by Pamela Colloff | National Magazine Award Winner