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Public interest in the Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer's work lead to the museum's decision to extend the exhibit through October 17, 2010.
Museum Extends Jackson Exhibit Through October 17, 2010DALLAS/November 30, 2009—The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza will extend its popular seventh floor exhibit, A Photographer's Story: Bob Jackson and the Kennedy Assassination, through Sunday, October 17, 2010. Featuring the work of the Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, artifacts and film footage, A Photographer's Story provides Jackson's personal and professional chronology of three chaotic days in November of 1963—from President John F. Kennedy's arrival at Dallas Love Field to accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald's murder. The exhibit also tells the larger story of Jackson's decades-spanning career, including his images of Jack Ruby's murder trial school desegregation, Beatlemania and other images portraying Dallas during the 1960s.
In 1964, Jackson was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his iconic image of Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald in the basement of Dallas police headquarters; it was the first such prize awarded to a Dallas newspaper—The Dallas Times Herald. What began as a routine assignment to cover President Kennedy's trip to Dallas turned out to be one of the most tragic weekends in the country's history, with Jackson at the center of much of the activity.
A Photographer's Story also features artifacts related to 1960s journalism, interactive stations devoted to "thinking like a 1960s newspaper photographer" and film and video footage of Jackson taken November 22-24, 1963. The exhibit is presented with the support of American Airlines and is included in regular museum admission.
About the Museum
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy; interprets and supports the Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District and the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza; and presents contemporary culture within the context of presidential history. Located at 411 Elm Street in the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas, the Museum is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday and 12 to 6 p.m. Monday. Audio guides for the permanent exhibit are available in seven languages—English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish—and a youth version is available in English. For more information, visit www.jfk.org or call 214-747-6660.
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