Thursday, September 25, 2008

JFK Conference Hosted by University of North Dakota

The University of North Dakota is hosting a conference on the presidency and assassination of John F. Kennedy from Sept. 25-27. The program includes keynote addresses by Theodore Sorensen, long time adviser to JFK, and author Richard Reeves. The agenda includes some discussion of the assassination. The program commemorates the 45th anniversary of President Kennedy's visit to Grand Forks. Sessions that deal specifically with the assassination will discuss photographic evidence and these will be chaired by Judge John Tunheim and Dr. James Fetzer. Other participants are Gary Severson, John Williams, and Ross Rolston.

The conference will include a memorial ceremony, and remarks from those who witnessed JFK's visit on September 25, 1963. Former North Dakota governor William L. Guy will speak on the time he spent with President Kennedy. Other prominent figures from campus and the community will also address the audience. In addition, a special trumpet fanfare composed by Michael Wittgraf has been commissioned for the event. The full schedule is here:



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