Sixth Floor Museum presents The City of Hate?
Did Dallas deserve the moniker “The City of Hate” following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963? The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza will explore the label given to the city after the president’s death during a special program featuring Dallas filmmaker Quin Mathews and “Dallas 1963” author Bill Minutaglio.
The program will begin with a screening of Mathews’ documentary, City of Hate: Dallas and the Assassination. Afterward, Mathews and Minutaglio will discuss whether Dallas was unfairly labeled, or if the city’s pockets of extremism and paranoia of the time created an atmosphere that made assassination of the president possible.