To commemorate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (JFK), in November 2013 I showcased an exhibition in the library.
As part of the exhibition I included details of his life, his time in Ireland, his involvement in Civil Rights, his space program, the inaugural speech and details of his assassination. Students were also able to take part in a quiz.
There were many fascinating things to note from the exhibition. For instance, one woman had written to the White House warning the President not to come due to the unsettling ‘air’ in Dallas. Lee Harvey Oswald’s landlady asked her husband to get rid of a gun she found belonging to him – her husband never did. How History could have been so different if he had confiscated Lee Harvey Oswald’s gun.
“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”
John F. Kennedy