April: Bay of Pigs aftermath

April 20
* Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy's statement on Cuba and neutrality laws: @
* U.S. President John F. Kennedy's address to the American Society of Newspaper Editors: @
* Footage of speech: @

April 21
* Footage of JFK press conference, Part 1: @
* Part 2: @
* Part 3: @ (This contains the Kennedy quote, "There's an old saying that victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan.")

April 22
* Letter from Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev to JFK: @
* JFK meets with former President Eisenhower at Camp David, Maryland (photo above). The picture would win the 1962 Pulitzer Prize in photography. The story behind the photo: @

April 24
* The White House releases a statement that reads: "President Kennedy has stated from the beginning that as President he bears sole responsibility for the events of the past few days. He has stated it on all occasions and he restates it now so that it will be understood by all. The President is strongly opposed to anyone within or without the administration attempting to shift the responsibility."

April 27
* JFK address to the American Newspaper Publishers Association: @ (also known as "The President and the Press" speech)

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