Oral History

The Rev. William A. Holmes

As minister of Northaven United Methodist Church, Holmes gave a powerful and controversial sermon on Sunday, November 24, 1963, in which he mentioned that some Dallas schoolchildren cheered upon learning of President Kennedy’s death. Portions of the sermon were later broadcast on CBS, bringing international attention to both Holmes and the city of Dallas. Recorded March 2, 2007, and November 20, 2008.