Tweeting Jackie K


  • Technology
  • Monday, 20 Sep 2010

BOSTON: If Twitter had existed in 1960, a pregnant Jacqueline Kennedy might have used it to reach voters when she was confined to her Massachusetts home during her husband’s Presidential campaign.

Instead, she wrote a newspaper column, Campaign Wife. Fifty years later, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library is using Twitter to re-create her words.

In one of the first tweets she says, “You can imagine how frustrating it is to be in Hyannis Port” but not being able to participate in the campaign.

She had been advised by her doctor not to travel in the weeks before John Jr’s birth.

The Twitter feed, @JBK1960, is a companion to one reconstructing JFK’s campaign.

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