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The Sixth Floor Museum Presents UPI Reporter Wilborn Hampton

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza (photo by Mr. Holga)

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza (photo by Mr. Holga)

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza continues their yearlong Living History Series in April with United Press International reporter Wilborn Hampton. Hampton was a young reporter at the UPI’s Dallas bureau in 1963. He covered Lee Harvey Oswald’s arrest and interrogation at the Dallas Police Headquarters. Hampton wrote Kennedy Assassinated! The World Mourns: A Reporter’s Story (1997).

This Living History Series program will be presented at 11:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. Admission is included with paid Sixth Floor Museum admission or is $10 for the program only. Advanced tickets are recommended. Individual tickets and multi-program passes can be purchased through www.jfk.org up to two days in advance.

Copies of Hampton’s book will be available for purchase in the museum store.

The Living History Series is one of many special programs the museum has planned to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination in November. This monthly series presents first hand accounts from reporters, law enforcement, doctors, military personnel and regular citizens who witnessed the assassination or other historical events in the 1960s. Each of the presenters has contributed to the museum’s ongoing Oral History Project, which includes 1,000+ candid interviews on the life and death of President Kennedy.

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is at 411 Elm St., Dallas, Texas, which is located in Dallas’ Historic West End. The museum is open Monday from noon to 6 p.m. and Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors (65+), $13 for youth (6-18). For more information visit www.jfk.org.

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