Tuesday, 17 October 2017 12:04

Lee Harvey Oswald's Life, birthday to be celebrated in New Orleans

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oswaldAfter almost 54 years, the controversy about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy still rages today. 

The question at the center of the debate is the roll of Lee Harvey Oswald. Was he the diabolical perpetrator of the crime or an unwitting patsy set up to take the blame for the murder of the century by powerful forces either within the U.S. government, the Mafia or foreign entities? 

 

Prior to the assassination, Oswald spent several months living, playing and working in New Orleans. While some believe he was using that time to prepare for the Kennedy assassination, others are convinced that Oswald was working undercover for the U.S. government. 

Since New Orleans played such a key role in Oswald’s life and the Kennedy assassination drama, it is only appropriate that the city host a series of events exploring this story from a unique angle. 

Tomorrow, Wednesday October 18, a variety of authors and Kennedy assassination experts will gather in New Orleans to celebrate what would have been the 78th birthday of Lee Harvey Oswald. Instead of viewing Oswald as a villain, these researchers firmly believe that Oswald was innocent, so they want to celebrate his controversial life. 

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At 10 a.m. a press conference and rally will be held at Lafayette Square, across from Gallier Hall. The purpose of this event will be to call on the federal government to officially release all files pertaining to the Kennedy assassination as mandated by the JFK Records Act, passed in 1992 and signed into law by President George H. W. Bush. This law requires all relevant documents be released byThursday October 26, 2017. Only President Trump can withhold the files if the CIA or FBI would make such a request for national security reasons. Hopefully, nothing will interfere with the long-awaited disclosure of more than 3,000 files and previously redacted information in thousands of other records. 

At 10:30 a.m., a walking tour will commence at Lafayette Square and include visits to old New Orleans haunts of Lee Harvey Oswald during his “march to infamy” in New Orleans. 

From 2-5 p.m. there will be a book signing event at Barnes and Noble, 1601B West Bank Expressway, Harvey, LA 70058. At the event, readers will be able to meet Edward T. Haslam, author of Dr. Mary’s Monkey and Judyth Vary Baker, author of Me and Lee. Baker, who claims she was Oswald’s girlfriend, will also be highlighting her new book, Kennedy & Oswald: The Big Picture. 

At 8 p.m., the day will conclude with the official Lee Harvey Oswald Birthday Party at Le Bon Temps Roule, 4801 Magazine Street, New Orleans

This day will include research, activism and since it will be held in New Orleans, of course, celebration of what would have been the 78th birthday of Lee Harvey Oswald. All of the activities are free and open to the public. If anyone would like additional information, please visit www.LHOBirthday.com

 

 

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Jeff Crouere

Jeff Crouere is a native New Orleanian and his award winning program, Ringside Politics,” airs locally at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and at 10:00 p.m. Sundays on PBS affiliate WLAE-TV, Channel 32, and from 7-11 a.m.weekdays on WGSO 990-AM & www.Wgso.com. He is a political columnist, the author of America's Last Chance and provides regular commentaries on the Jeff Crouere YouTube channel and on www.JeffCrouere.com. For more information, email him at [email protected]

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