On the 50th anniversary of one of America's most traumatic events, a panel of historians from the University of Kansas takes a fresh look at the impact and legacy of a president's death in The Kennedy Assassination: 50 Years Later on Friday, November 22, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Participating historians include:
Theodore A. Wilson, professor of history, has taught an estimated 10,000 undergraduates in courses on World War II and American diplomatic and military history. He explores one of the central "what ifs?" of the assassination: Would JFK have escalated American involvement in the Vietnam War?
Jonathan Earle, associate professor of history, teaches a popular undergraduate course on "Conspiracies in American Culture." He analyzes the countless theories that have sprung up around the assassination.
Jennifer Weber, associate professor of history and a prize-winning Civil War historian, addresses the connections between Abraham Lincoln's assassination and Kennedy's.
Jeffrey P. Moran, chair of KU's Department of History, explores the assassination in American popular culture.
This event is co-sponsored by the University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
The Kennedy Assassination: 50 Years Later is presented in conjunction with another Library presentation, Images from an Assassination, on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. That event centers on the famous Zapruder film of the assassination.
Admission is free. A 6 p.m. reception precedes each event. Free parking is available in the Library District parking garage at 10th & Baltimore. RSVP at kclibrary.org  or call 816.701.3407.