Tag Archive for David McCullough

A ritual of forgetting in Dealey Plaza

Dealey Plaza on the eve of the 50th anniversary

The place where John F. Kennedy was shot and killed has both a gloomy and festive air on the eve of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of a shocking crime that most Americans regard as unsolved.

The crime scene is being scrubbed.

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Historian McCullough to read from JFK speeches on the 50th anniversary

While I’ve written about the free-speech implication of the plans to commemorate the assassination of President Kennedy with an invitation-only event in Dealey Plaza on November 22, 2013, I have scanted what is actually going to happen at the event.

It sounds like it will be tasteful and avoid all reference to the causes of JFK’s death.

From the organizers’ press release:

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