JFK: Life & Legacy

JFKinSLC1963The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: Nov. 27, 2013) – The 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F Kennedy on November 22, 1963, has received much attention.  Yet, the events of Kennedy’s life, and his legacy continue to shape our lives even now.  Several Utah scholars gathered for a commemoration for the 35th president, and to examine JFK’s contributions to civil rights, women’s rights, and U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War.

The guest speakers in this program include Dr. Tim Chambless, Associate Professor, Lecturer with the Hinckley Institute of Politics and Department of Political Science at the University of Utah.  Dr. Ronald Coleman, Associate Professor, Departments of History and Ethnic Studies at the University of Utah.  Dr. Kathryn MacKay, Professor, Department of History at Weber State University.  And Don Duff, who served as a team leader in the Strategic Air Command 544th Reconnaissance Technical Group stationed at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Neb., in 1962.  This program received funding from the Utah Humanities Council and was recorded at the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, on November 21, 2013.