School Year Blog: What do South African kids know about JFK?

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COSAT student

Palo, an eighth-grader at COSAT, tries to remember what he knows about JFK.

Anders Kelto

This story is part of a year-long series, School Year: Learning, Poverty, and Success in a South African Township.

Friday marks the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination, a tragic moment that changed America and shocked the world.

Half a century later, what do young people outside of America know about JFK? I asked students at the Cape Town high school I've been following this year. It's called the Centre of Science and Technology (COSAT).

This is what they said.

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