The Tyler Public Library will host a two-day event Thursday, Nov. 21 and Friday, Nov. 22, in remembrance of the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, featuring oral histories, films and displays. Citizens will have an opportunity to post their thoughts in writing, and special guest speaker David Henderson will present “The Kennedy Administration: a critique from a Democratic point of view.” Admission is free.
“Many of us have first-hand memories of hearing the news of the assassination. Our consciousness will be forever marked by that event,” said City Librarian Mary Vernau. “It is time for a look back to a different period of history when the course of the United States changed forever.”
The Schedule is as follows:
Thursday, Nov. 21
10 a.m. Film, “Funeral Services for President John Fitzgerald Kennedy” (streaming video courtesy of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)
11 a.m. Oral History, “John Joe Hewett”
12:15 p.m. Film, “The Last Two Days” (streaming video courtesy of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)
1 p.m. Film, “The Kennedys” (public domain DVD from Tyler Public Library)
4 p.m. Oral History, “Ernest Brandt”
Friday, Nov. 22
10 a.m. Oral History, “Beverly Oliver”
Noon Guest Speaker, David Henderson, “The Kennedy Administration: a critique from a Democratic view”
1 p.m. Film, “The Lost JFK Tapes: the Assassination” (DVD from Tyler Public Library with permission granted courtesy of National Geographic)
3 p.m. Oral History, Mary Sue Bennett
For information on these and other events, please go to www.TylerLibrary.com or call (903) 593-7323. The Tyler Public Library is located at 201 S.College Ave. in downtown Tyler.