Sixth Floor Museum presents What Has the Government Been Hiding? 54 Years of Secrets & the Release of the JFK Records

Warren Commission members and staff visit Dealey Plaza in 1964
Warren Commission members and staff visit Dealey Plaza in 1964. Photo courtesy of Bill Winfrey Collection, The Dallas Morning News / The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

The President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 mandated that after a period of 25 years, the National Archives and Records Administration must release all withheld government files pertaining to the 1963 assassination of President Kennedy. That deadline was October 26, 2017, when the bulk of the remaining assassination-related records was released. What will be revealed in these previously withheld documents? What light might they shed on the subject of the assassination?

Noted authors Dr. Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics and Philip Shenon, former New York Times reporter, will discuss the ramifications and revelations of the recent records release and those that remain closed until April 2018, with moderator Dave Davies.

Following the program, Shenon will be available to sign copies of his book, A Cruel and Shocking Act, on sale at the Museum Bookstore or the Museum Store + Café. Signed copies of Sabato’s The Kennedy Half-Century will also be available for sale.

Event Details


11.18.17 | 2:00 pm


The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
411 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75202


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