Symposium To Explore Dallas After JFK | KERA News

Symposium To Explore Dallas After JFK

Jul 9, 2013

A daylong symposium this November will delve into how the assassination of John F. Kennedy changed the course of a city.

The Nov. 2 event, "Understanding Tragedy: The Impact of the JFK Assassination on Dallas," will feature a series of panel discussions headlined by U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson, law professor Stephen Carter, journalists Jim Lehrer and Lee Cullum, and others.

The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture announced plans for the symposium on Tuesday. Partners include KERA, The Dallas Morning News, the University of North Texas Mayborn School of Journalism, the Ochberg Society for Trauma Journalism and the Sixth Floor Museum.

KERA-Channel 13 will televise an hourlong special on the symposium during the week of Nov. 22, the 50th anniversary of the assassination.

The Nov. 2 series of discussions will begin at 10 a.m. at the Southside Ballroom (formerly the Palladium) on South Lamar Street in Dallas. Tickets go on sale in September. For reservations or more information, call the institute at (214) 981-8803.