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JFK, Dallas, and the Sixth Floor Museum

Hour 2:           How did the site of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination become a haven for his legacy? As part of KERA’s coverage of the 50th anniversary of the event, we’ll talk this hour with Stephen Fagin, associate curator and oral historian at the Sixth Floor Museum. His new book is “Assassination and Commemoration: JFK, Dallas, and the Sixth Floor Museum At Dealey Plaza” (University of Oklahoma Press, 2013). Fagin will speak at the museum on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Robert Hunt

    Your guest mentions a “fringe” group that gave Dallas a reputation for vitriol. But what about the role of the very non-fringe First Baptist Church Dallas, whose pastor W.A. Criswell was virulently anti-Catholic and anti-left whose weekly sermons virtually defined vitriol? His successors, I might add, are little different. Surely this is a major Dallas institution, not merely a “fringe,” and its continued centrality to Dallas life tells us something about least part of the “geist” of the city.

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