Library Hosts Talk on President Kennedy Assassination May 11

Rochester Hills Public Library Hosts Talk on President Kennedy Assassination

Fifty-four years ago, one of the most influential events in American history happened: the John F. Kennedy Assassination. On Thursday, May 11, the Rochester Hills Public Library will host the event, Interview with Dallas Detective about the Kennedy Assassination, at 7:00 p.m.

Historian Larry Martin

Historian Larry Martin

Historian Larry Martin will share his video interview with Detective Jim Leavelle that he recorded while he was in Dallas, Texas. Det. Leavelle was handcuffed to Lee Harvey Oswald when Oswald was shot.  

“The Kennedy Assassination remains one of the most pinnacle moments in history that changed the course of America,” says Martin. “Detective Leavelle is one of the few who know this event better than anyone, which makes this an interview worth hearing.”

Det. Leavelle was originally investigating Oswald because he had shot and killed a Dallas police officer after the assassination. Leavelle has experienced two of the most important historical events in American history; he was present for Kennedy Assassination and was at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked in 1941.

“Many in the community still ask questions regarding the Kennedy Assassination,” says Community Relations Specialist Amanda Harrison Keighley. “We hope that Martin’s interview and presentation can shed some light onto what happened during that time.”

Registration is available online for this event at Sign up in advance as space will be limited.


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