JFK on dealey plazaJohn F. Kennedy’s motorcade approximately one minute before he is fatally shot along Elm St. on Dealey PlazaUncredited/AP

  • Thousands of previously classified files related to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination have been released.
  • They detail things like Lee Harvey Oswald’s activities leading up to the shooting, bizarre tip-offs before Kennedy’s and Oswald’s deaths, and the CIA’s efforts to overthrow Fidel Castro.

President Donald Trump on Thursday approved the release of more than 2,800 previously classified documents related to the 1963 assassination of former President John F. Kennedy.

The trove of documents, released late on Thursday by the National Archives, offer up an array of details around the assassination itself, the ensuing investigation, and the government’s foreign-policy endeavors.

Here are some highlights: