‘Passing the torch’ — October conference aims to educate the next generation about JFK

A national symposium on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy will be held Duquesne University in Pittsburgh on October 17-19, 2013. Called “Passing the Torch,” this event is definitely worth attending.

The event, sponsored by the Cyril Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law, is billed as a follow-up to a conference that they held on the 40th anniversary of JFK’s assassination, which was the single most impressive gathering of legal and scientific experts on the JFK story that I have ever seen.

From the Wecht Institute website:

As the JFK assassination and many of its witnesses, investigators and researchers begin to recede into history, this symposium is intended in large part to interest and inform young people from the Pittsburgh region, across the country and beyond about one of the seminal events of 20th century American history, and why it still matters today.

One comment

  1. Bob Truitt says:

    I went to the 40th anniversary of the JFK assassination held at Duquesne exactly 10 years ago. It was outstanding. I even bought the DVD set of the conference. If you can go to a single conference, I would suggest you go to this one. Cyril Wecht and company know how to throw a conference.

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