The JFK Assassination Lecture Series

Join local historian James M. Bates for a truly enlightening and informative six-part series on JFK, starting Friday December 1st at 10:30am in the Learning Center.

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Lecture 1: The How and the Why – December 1
This lecture will allow the audience to understand what happened on November 22, 1963. It begins with, why the trip to Texas and supplies an over view of the site of the assassination. Further, we’ll explore the movements of the body from Parkland Hospital to Bethesda Naval Hospital. Then we will move into the Why. We’ll explore the times, as well as the various world incidents that occurred during the JFK Presidency. This is a broad overview of the event and how and why it occurred.
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Lecture 2: JFK and LBJ – December 8
In this lecture, we’ll explore the backgrounds of these two men and their unlikely political alliance. We also will look at their professional careers.
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Lecture 3: Ruby and Oswald – December 15
As in lecture #2, in this we’ll explore the relationship between the accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald and his assassin Jack Ruby. There is speculation that they knew each other and were involved in the assassination plot.
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Lecture 4: Eyewitnesses and Other Figures – January 5
In this session, we’ll look at the various eyewitnesses to the assignation and what they saw and reported to various law enforcement agencies. We also will explore other figures who figured prominently in the day’s event, notably, Victoria Adams and Sandra Styles, “The Girls on the Stairs.” We also will discuss the two Mrs. Reid’s in the Texas School Book Depository.
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Lecture 5: The Murder of Officer J.D. Tippitt – January 19
Accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald was originally arrested for the killing of Dallas police officer J.D. Tippitt. In this session, we’ll look at that murder and the timeline of Oswald’s movements between 12:30 pm CDT and Tippits demise at 1:15 pm CDT.
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Lecture 6: The JFK Autopsy – January 26
This is where things got very interesting on November 22nd. We’ll look at the movements of the body from Parkland Hospital in Dallas and what the Doctors saw. We’ll then trace differences.
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