Dallas Theater Center and The Sixth Floor Museum present JFK – LBJ: Transition of Power
Dallas Theater Center and The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza will co-host a community conversation titled JFK – LBJ: Transition of Power. Join the conversation led by the Museum’s curator, Stephen Fagin, and featured panel members. This panel discussion will offer unique comparisons of President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon B. Johnson, and showcase firsthand accounts from November 22, 1963, shared by three individuals representing the worlds of politics, presidential security, and photojournalism.
The panel includes:
- Walt Coughlin – U.S. Secret Service agent who served on the White House Detail for Kennedy and Johnson, as well as the protective detail for Vice President Hubert Humphrey. He was part of the advance team for San Antonio on President Kennedy’s trip to Texas in 1963.
- Eamon Kennedy – Dallas Times Herald photojournalist who captured images of Kennedy and Johnson numerous times during the 1960s. On the weekend of the assassination, he took memorable photographs at Dallas Love Field, Parkland Memorial Hospital, the Texas Theatre, and Dallas Police Headquarters.
- Julian Read – A longtime public relations and political consultant who was the press advisor to Gov. John Connally in 1963. Read traveled with the official party in Fort Worth and Dallas and had an insider perspective of the assassination aftermath and the presidential transition that followed.