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Letters to Jackie: Condolences from a Grieving Nation

March 11, 2010 | 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Within seven weeks of President John F. Kennedy’s death in 1963, Jacqueline Kennedy received more than 800,000 condolence letters. Two years later, the volume would exceed 1.5 million letters. For the next 46 years, the letters would remain essentially untouched. Now, historian and News Hour with Jim Lehrer commentator Ellen Fitzpatrick has selected approximately 250 of these letters for inclusion in Letters to Jackie, the first book ever to examine this extraordinary collection.

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March 11, 2010
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


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