This month will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. To commemorate the anniversary, the Rose State Learning Resources Center, the Library Club, the Friends of the Library, and the Drama Department are presenting a special week of activities called “Remembering JFK” and “His Legacy: Fifty Years Later.”
• Monday, November 18th at 12:30 p.m. in room 109/110 of the LRC view the 1962 Tour of the White House with Jackie Kennedy. This first of its kind, inside look at the White House aired to over 58 million people on national television.
• Wednesday, November 20th at 12:30 p.m. in the H.B. Atkinson Theatre see a reenactment of the speech President Kennedy was to give on November 22, 1963, but never had the opportunity. The UNSPOKEN SPEECH will be delivered by Rose State drama student D’Vonte Stewart who played Jonas in the recent performance of The Giver.
• Tickets are required for admission to the UNSPOKEN SPEECH, but the tickets are FREE. A limited number of tickets will be available at the Information Desk in the LRC on a first-come, first-served basis. Remaining tickets may be available at the door of the theatre on the day of the speech.
• Thursday, November 21 at 12:30 p.m. in room 109/110 of the LRC we will show a film titled, Image of an Assassination: a New Look at the Zapruder Film. Abraham Zapruder, a Dallas dress manufacturer, captured the only known video recording of the assassination of President Kennedy. Image of an Assassination: a New Look at the Zapruder Film traces the history of the Zapruder video of this remarkable historical event from November 22, 1963 till its complete restoration and digitization in 1998.
• All month a display of books and original newspapers from November 22, 1963 will be exhibited in the Library. A bibliography of materials related to the Kennedy legacy will also be available.
Fri, November 8, 2013
by Ben Fenwick