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The Sixth Floor Museum to Feature Former Black Panther Eddie Griffin

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

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

Living History Series: Eddie Griffin
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 2 p.m.

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza’s Living History Series will highlight Black History Month this month when it presents civil rights activist Eddie Griffin. The former Fort Worth native will share his memories of President John F. Kennedy and the turbulent 1960s at the Museum at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 8.

Griffin was outside the Hotel Texas when the Kennedys arrived on November 21, 1963. He later attended Arlington State College (now UT Arlington) and was involved in on-campus civil rights activities. At the height of the Civil Rights Movement, Griffin traveled across the country and became active with the Black Panthers. While with the group, he was involved in a bank robbery and served 12 years in prison; he was named a “Prisoner of Conscious” by the World Peace Council.

Admission for the Living History Series is $10 for the program only or $5 with Museum admission. Advance tickets are available at

The Living History Series links the past to the present through firsthand accounts from reporters, law enforcement officials, musicians and everyday citizens who witnessed the assassination or other historic events of the early 1960s. Each presenter in the monthly series has contributed to The Sixth Floor Museum’s ongoing Oral History Project. The collection includes more than 1,200 candid, informal interviews that recount the life and death of President John F. Kennedy, the history and culture of Dallas, and the 1960s. The Sixth Floor Museum is located at 411 Elm Street in Dallas’ Historic West End. For more information, go to or call 214.747.6660.

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy; interprets the Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District and the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza; and presents contemporary culture within the context of presidential history. Located at 411 Elm Street in downtown Dallas, the Museum is open Monday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Audio guides for the permanent exhibit are included with admission and available in a variety of languages. For more information, visit or call 214.747.6660.

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