The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
On November 22, 1963, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy set into motion a series of events that irrevocably changed American politics and culture. The media frenzy spawned by the controversy surrounding the death of JFK has since given way to a powerful public memory that continues to shape the way we understand politics, the 1960s, and the nation. Alice D. George, author of The Assassination of John F. Kennedy: Political Trauma and American Memory, will discuss JFK’s death and its persistent political and cultural legacy. Members of the Treasures Society and their guests are invited to this special event and wine-and-cheese reception.