The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination

President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, November 22, 1963

President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, November 22, 1963

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Lamar Waldron, author of multiple books on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, will speak at the University of West Georgia’s Ingram Library on Wednesday, November 9, at 11:00 a.m. He will speak on “The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination.”

Waldron’s talk is part of an exhibit entitled “The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy.” This exhibit, sponsored by Ingram Library’s Penelope Melson Society, will run from October 24 through November 22 and will be in the Ingram Library at UWG. The exhibit will feature videos, a model of Dealey Plaza, exhibit cases displaying artifacts relating to the assassination, and the famed Zapruder Film.

Following the assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963, two governmental inquiries, the Warren Commission (1964) and the U.S. Select Commission on Assassinations (1979), concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald shot the president, although the latter panel reached the conclusion that Oswald was part of a conspiracy involving more than one gunman. Drawing on his considerable research in recently-released government files, Waldron too will argue that more than one gunman was involved in the murder of the president.

One of Waldron’s books on the JFK assassination, Legacy of Secrecy: The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination (2009), is currently being developed as a feature-length motion picture by Leonardo DiCaprio. Waldron’s other books on the assassination are Ultimate Sacrifice (2006) and The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination (2013). Lamar Waldron has been featured numerous times on CNN, MSNBC, Fox, the Discovery Channel, and the History Channel. He has been called “the ultimate JFK historian.”

The exhibit will feature a podcast interview with historian Michael Kurtz available at The interview was conducted by historian John Ferling and recorded and produced by The WOLF Internet Radio. Dr. Kurtz, professor emeritus at Southeastern Louisiana University, is the author of two highly acclaimed scholarly works on the assassination, Crime of the Century: The Kennedy Assassination from a Historian’s Perspective (1982) and The JFK Assassination Debates: Lone Gunman versus Conspiracy.

There is no fee for the program or the exhibit. Special public parking is being provided for Mr. Waldron’s talk in the Townsend Center gated lot, accessed from West Georgia Drive (entrance adjacent to McDonalds). Parking on the UWG campus is unrestricted on Saturdays and Sundays (other than handicapped, reserved, yellow curb and red curb spaces). For further information, visit, contact, or call (678) 839-5337.

Photo Credit: Jack A. Titus Collection / The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza


The  exhibit Live Out!: Identity & Activism of Diverse Genders & Sexualities on Campus, is on view in the Thomas B. Murphy Reading Room (Ingram Library, ground floor) through December 16, 2016. Ingram Library’s Special Collections, in partnership with Lambda student organization, the UWG Responsible Sexuality Committee, and the UWG Center for Public History partnered in the development of the exhibit, whch draws on historical materials from Special Collections, materials generously loaned by Lambda, and student/alumni contributed testimonies to tell the story of the students of LGBTQ students at UWG.
The exhibit was conceived of, and carried out, in conjunction with our campus/student partners, and curated by Special Collections’ Graduate Research Assistant (GRA), Laurel Durham, and undergraduate student volunteer, Jazz Lee-Coley.
An exhibit-related event for students will be held on October 19th at 4:30 p.m. in Ingram Library’s Thomas B. Murphy Reading Room.
The Center for Public History is currently conducting oral histories with current and past UWG students, faculty, and staff as part of our collective campus effort to acknowledge, document, and celebrate our diverse student body. A showing of clips from the Center’s LGBTQ Oral History Project will be held on November 30th in Ingram Library. 2016-live-out-poster

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