2013 Texas History Symposium

Submitted by smw0225 on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 9:15am
Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

On Saturday April 20th the UNT Department of History will be hosting the 2013 Texas History Symposium "50 Years since the Assassination of John F. Kennedy" from 9AM - 3PM in Wooten Hall room 122. 

Our morning speaker will be Dr. James Giglio Professor Emeritus at Southwest Missouri State University and Author of The Presidency of John F. Kennedy. The University Bookstore will have copies of his book available for sale and Dr. Giglio will be available for a book signing in the afternoon. 

Our Afternoon speaker will be Mr. James Leavelle former Dallas Texas homicide detective. Mr. Leavelle was the first to question Lee Harvey Oswald after the assassination of John F. Kennedy and was handcuffed to Oswald as Jack Ruby shot him leaving the Dallas Police Headquarters. Mr. Leavelle is also a survivor of the 1941 attacks on Pearl Harbor. He will be autographing photos of the Pulitzer Prize winning photograph of Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald for $10.00 after his speech. All proceeds will go to the Dallas Police Department. 

Lunch will be provided by Randy White's Bar-B-Que and is included in registration. 

UNT Students: FREE 

UNT faculty/staff: $10.00

High School/Middle School Students: $15.00

Adult Registration: $25.00 

Registration is mandatory and is due my Monday April 15th. If you need any special accomodations please let us know by April 15th as well. You can register online at  http://www.tshaonline.org/forms/texas-history-symposium-registration or by contacting Marie Watkins by email at HistoryEvents@unt.edu. 

Wooten Hall room 122
Event open to: 
Open to the public
Ticket Price: 
Free for students, UNT faculty/staff: $10.00, High School/Middle School Students: $15.00, Adult Registration: $25.00
Department or Sponsor: 
Department of History
Contact Name: 
Marie Watkins
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(940) 565-3197
Expected Attendance: 
Less Than 100