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“Mary Surratt - Guilty, Innocent, or does it matter?”

Apr 20, 2011 at 9:41pm | Filed Under “The Conspirator

Mary Surratt - Guilty, Innocent, or does it matter?
Less than three months after her arrest at her boarding house on H Street in Washington City, Mary Surratt would be hanged for her role in John Wilkes Booth's murderous plot.
from The Conspirator 54 comments

“Frederick Aiken: A Proper Defense”

Mar 14, 2011 at 9:41pm | Filed Under “The Conspirator

Frederick Aiken: A Proper Defense
Historian Fred Borch argues that Frederick Aiken (James McAvoy) did all that he could and provided a proper defense for Mary Surratt.
from The Conspirator 23 comments

“Edwin Stanton: Hero, Villain, or Something Else?”

Feb 25, 2011 at 6:40pm | Filed Under “The Conspirator

Edwin Stanton: Hero, Villain, or Something Else?
Edwin Stanton reportedly said when Abraham Lincoln died, "Now he belongs to the ages." Unfortunately the ages have been a lot kinder to the 16th president than they have to the war secretary.
from The Conspirator 45 comments

“Historians View the Assassination”

Apr 4, 2011 at 9:36pm | Filed Under “The Conspirator

Historians View the Assassination
In April of 1865 most northerners had little trouble discerning who was behind the assassination; they were convinced the Confederate government was involved.
from The Conspirator 87 comments

“Brig. Gen. Joseph Holt - His Role as Chief Prosecutor in the Military Tribunal”

Mar 28, 2011 at 8:43pm | Filed Under “The Conspirator

Brig. Gen. Joseph Holt - His Role as Chief Prosecutor in the Military Tribunal
Joseph Holt, a Kentucky lawyer and staunch Unionist, was confirmed by the Congress as President Lincoln's Judge Advocate General on September 3, 1862. This made Holt the top lawyer in the Army, and the principal legal advisor to Lincoln on all military legal matters.
from The Conspirator 73 comments

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  • Vanessa
    10/14/2013 at 12:17pm

    Vanessa

    I still haven't been able to see the film yet, but I remember that day like it was yesterday. I was not quite 10 years old & remember hearing what happened that evening on the news from Walter Cronkite, it's burned into my memory forever. Then 2 days later I watched in horror with the rest of the country as Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald live on TV. The weirder thing for me and my family though is that my great aunt worked as a dancer for Jack Ruby at the time and had for several years. She was approached by the police and eventually by other authorities questioning her. I remember how our family wanted her to tell us what she knew & she claimed very loudly that she knew nothing. I always believed she knew more than she said & was just afraid for her life. I was right. In 2004, she finally talked about it to us for the first time, she was in her 80's & has since passed away. She told us in no uncertain terms, she fully believed Oswald was not a lone gunman & that she knew that there were people that had used him, and believed he was one of the shooters. However, she still would not take her story to anyone else & we just left it at that. It will forever be a true mystery in my opinion.

    from Untold Stories from the JFK Assassination
  • GeorgeHWBush
    10/05/2013 at 4:01pm

    GeorgeHWBush

    I spent the night of Nov. 21, 1963 at the Dallas Sheraton Hotel. At the time of the assassination, I stood in front of the Texas School Book Depository engaged in my duties of support for our covert mission. Immediately following, I flew to Tyler, where I phoned the Houston FBI office to tell them I was in Tyler and asked that they include that in the record. When I am asked my whereabouts on 11/22/63, I always respond with "I don't remember."

    from Where Were YOU When Kennedy Was Shot?
  • dennisd
    10/04/2013 at 10:07am

    dennisd

    Research well all of the views of the Parkland Hospital Medical Personnel
    from 11/2263 which were published years close to and well after the
    assassination.. Exhume and examine the bodies of President Kennedy
    and Governor Connally. Examine all of the scientific tests concerning
    the alleged assassination rifle and the alleged assassination bullets. Study the key
    assassination eyewitness testimony of the deaf mute eyewitness, Mr. Hoffman, who was never called to testify before the Warrren Commission.
    Examine the testimony of those who encountered fake government agents
    with false i.d.'s at Dealey Plaza immediately after the assassination. Discover
    which government agency produced i.d.'s for the Secret Service in 1963.
    Review the testimony of Army trained sniper Dan Marvin when he encountered
    CIA trainers referring to the JFK assassination who was later asked by the CIA
    to assassinate a key US Navy handler of the JFK autopsy evidence. Examine
    the testimony of Louisiana police officer Francis Fruge who interviewed a woman
    who reported fore knowledge of JFK's assassination. Study the House Assassinations Committee conclusions and one key investigator meeting with
    Senator Richard Schweiker who had evidence that the CIA was connected with JFK's assassination.
    Then compare all of this evidence with the Parkland Movie and discover the minds
    who influenced Vincent Bugliosi and those involved in making the movie, Parkland. Decipher where truth and obfuscation exists and
    which agency lies for pay outside jurisdiction.

    President John F. Kennedy knew that if any group in our government would
    conduct a coup against him as reported by significant reporters in 1963 prior
    to his murder, then it would have the name CIA.

    from Untold Stories from the JFK Assassination
  • filmacademiafan
    10/04/2013 at 9:36am

    filmacademiafan

    I was sitting in Latin class in 9th grade when someone brought a note to Mr. McCabe. He lowered his head onto his desk and covered his face...totally out of character. He said in a broken voice,"Get out of here!". We looked at one another in a confused state, then the bell rang to dismiss school, but it was 30 minutes earlier than it should have been. We walked down the stairs and out the building and some kids were crying saying President Kennedy had been shot but no one knew his condition. I had to walk 1/3 mile to catch a direct city bus, and when I got on the bus the other adult passengers were crying and talking about how the President had been attacked by an assassin, and everyone thought he was dead. After I reached my stop, I was an emotional wreck. When I walked into the house, I started to cry, but my mother had a list of errands for me to run because that Sunday was the family birthday party for me. I would turn 14.That Sunday, my relatives came to our house,but no one said"Happy Birthday". They cut up the cake and sat in front of the TV watching the news. No one would discuss the implications of what happened. When I tried to talk about the events, I was told to be quiet or go sit upstairs in my bedroom.That is what I remember.

    from Where Were YOU When Kennedy Was Shot?
  • jfkpt109
    10/03/2013 at 10:12pm

    jfkpt109

    I was 19 and making my bed from the night before. The TV was on in the other room but I could hear when the program was interrupted with the announcement President Kennedy had been shot. I thought he represented my generation even though he was from the previous one. We were the GREATEST NATION on earth and he was the right leader at the right time. We Were Going to the Moon, Enter Into a Time of Peace and Prosperity, Settle Our Differences Here At Home, Join The Peace Core and All Because of Him! The future was full of wonderful things and in one evil act it all shattered!

    I knew he wasen't a family member but the feeling of loss was overwhelming. Truth is the country has never recovered. Those bullets not only destroyed President Kennedy. They murdered a great nation also.

    It was five days before that darn bed got made. I was rivited to that black and white tiny screen without much sleep or food.

    from Where Were YOU When Kennedy Was Shot?
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“Historians View the Assassination”

87 commentsNov 17, 2009 at 4:00pm

In April of 1865 most northerners had little trouble discerning who was behind the assassination; they were convinced the Confederate government was involved. More

“Brig. Gen. Joseph Holt - His Role as Chief Prosecutor in the Military Tribunal”

73 commentsNov 17, 2009 at 4:00pm

Joseph Holt, a Kentucky lawyer and staunch Unionist, was confirmed by the Congress as President Lincoln's Judge Advocate General on September 3, 1862. This made Holt the top lawyer in the Army, and the principal legal advisor to Lincoln on all military legal matters. More

“Slavery, race, and the assassination”

56 commentsNov 17, 2009 at 4:00pm

On the evening of April 11, 1865, a large crowd gathered on the south lawn of the White House in Washington to hear President Abraham Lincoln deliver a speech from a second-floor balcony... More
 

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