Join us Nov. 1 for an afternoon at the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza with award-winning journalists to discuss the images and stories that shape history.
Tickets are $10 for one panel; $15 for both.
Two panel discussions with photojournalists and reporters, respectively, are presented by the Ochberg Society for Trauma Journalism (formerly the Dart Society), which connects and supports journalists who cover violence, tragedy and social injustice, in partnership with The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.
12-1:30 p.m.: "Images that Shape History"
Photojournalists whose iconic images of tragic events share what it's like to witness history through a camera lens, reflect on why their images have proved so enduring, and offer insight on why pictures have so much power to shape our understanding of tragedy.
Panelists include Bob Jackson, formerly of The Dallas Times-Herald, who witnessed the killing of Lee Harvey Oswald and took Pulitzer Prize-winning photos of the events that day; John Moore of Getty Images, an Irving native who photographed the assassination of Benazir Bhutto; and Tom Franklin, who made the iconic image of firefighters raising the flag at Ground Zero on 9/11. Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Kim Komenich, formerly of the San Francisco Chronicle and now at San Jose State University, will moderate.
2-3:30 p.m.: "Why Storytelling Matters"
Journalists share the stage with eyewitnesses who gave oral histories after the tragedy to discuss how original accounts have changed over the years. Some of the Sixth Floor Museum’s extensive archive of oral histories will be featured.
Ochberg Society President Arnessa Garrett will moderate the discussion, interviewing Brenda Spencer Robertson about the African American community reaction in south Dallas; Dallas Morning News' David Tarrant interviewing eyewitness Bob Miller, who was an assistant city editor at the paper at the time and remembers the "City of Hate" stigma; Brenda Robertson recalling the reaction of her African American community in south Dallas; and The Dallas Morning News' Dianne Solis talking to Albert Valtierra, a member of The Mexican American Historical League about the Viva Kennedy clubs, and his sister, Rosemary Hinojosa.
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