Overview of JFK assassination at upcoming Dixie Forum

ST. GEORGE – Dixie State College’s noontime “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” will feature a historical overview of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Feb. 7.

The forum is free as always and will be presented by retired history teacher Steve Armstrong in the Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Resource Center on the DSC campus.

Armstrong’s presentation will include a description of the facts surrounding the assassination, the subsequent investigation leading to the Warren Commission report released in 1964, along with the 1978 report of the House Select Committee.

Armstrong delivered his first presentation on this subject in the early 1970s, and he continues to update and revise his knowledge and materials. He has spoken at national conventions in Chicago, Phoenix, Orlando and Los Angeles, along with several state and local teacher conventions, workshops, and high school classrooms.

“As our nation approaches the 50th anniversary of JFK’s death,” Armstrong said, “I believe that it’s important to examine the facts and the controversies surrounding this tragic American event. Whether you were alive at the time or are now seeking knowledge of the JFK assassination, you are sure to find this a stimulating, interesting presentation.”

Armstrong taught AP American History and AP American Government during his 35-year teaching career. He was also an AP reader and continues to do consulting work for The College Board.

For further information on DSC’s Dixie Forum series, please contact DSC Forum advisor Professor Marius van der Merwe at 435-652-7924 or at [email protected].

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