Letters to Jackie Book Signing
March 11, 2010
411 Elm St. , Dallas, TX
Within 7 weeks of President John F. Kennedy's death in 1963, Jacqueline Kennedy received nearly 1 million condolence letters. Two years later, the volume of messages would nearly double. Written on elegant stationary, scraps of paper, in black ink or in pencil smudged by tears, the correspondence would remain essentially untouched for the next 46 years.
Now, noted historian and News Hour with Jim Lehrer commentator Ellen Fitzpatrick has selected approximately 250 of the letters for inclusion in Letters to Jackie, a remarkable human record that preserves the grief of a nation following the assassination of President JFK. This is the first book ever to examine the collection of letters, providing a fascinating perspective on what is arguably the most devastating event in 20th century America.
Fitzpatrick will be at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza for a free presentation and book signing event on March 11.
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