Thursday, November 21, 2013

Eleven Twenty-Two Sixty-Three

Zapruder.  Grassy knoll.  Texas School Book Depository.  The events of November 22, 1963 in downtown Dallas' Dealey Plaza permanently etched these words into the national consciousness.

To commemorate the life and legacy of John F. Kennedy--and the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the 35th president of the United States--staff members of the Woman's Collection of the TWU Libraries have assembled a mesmerizing visual timeline of the last days of JFK.  Located off the first-floor lobby of the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus, "The Assassination of JFK: A Civic Tragedy" features photographs, newspaper clippings and a sampling of books from the TWU Libraries' collections on JFK's life and last days. From the arrival in Ft. Worth of the President and First Lady on the 21st day of November, 1963, through the President's funeral on the 25th, "The Assassination of JFK" chronicles four days 50 years ago that have become an indelible part of Dallas'--and this country's--history.

A portion of "The Assassination of JFK: A Civic Tragedy", now on display in the Blagg-Huey Library on the
Denton 
campus.  Photograph by Kristin Wolski.
For more on JFK and his life and legacy, search for JFK or John F. Kennedy using TWUniversal Search (accessible directly from the TWU Libraries homepage.)  For assistance or questions regarding the JFK display, please contact us; visit the Information Desk just inside the entrance to the Blagg-Huey Library; or contact the Woman's Collection at 940-898-3751.  We are, as always, eager to assist you.

~Sandy Cochran

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