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NOLA Lore: New Orleans in the JFK Web

Part Two - The Path to Garrison's Case



Each week, J.A. Lloyd will take readers through the secret and unexamined legends, myths, and folklore of New Orleans past. This week, learn about the strange role that New Orleans played in the conspiracy surrounding President John F. Kennedy's assassination as the case championed by District Attorney Jim Garrison begins to take shape. Read the first installment on Lee Harvey Oswald's New Orleans upbringing here, and stay tuned for further installments in this series, which include the 1967 trial of Clay Shaw by New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison and further connections between the Crescent City and what occurred in Dealey Plaza. 

 


NOLA Lore: New Orleans in the JFK Web

Part One - Lee Harvey Oswald, Crescent City Child



Each week, J.A. Lloyd will take readers through the secret and unexamined legends, myths, and folklore of New Orleans past. This week, learn about the strange role that New Orleans played in the conspiracy surrounding President John F. Kennedy's assassination as we explore the upbringing of Lee Harvey Oswald.


Second Suitors: JFK Conspiracy Theorists to Hold NOLA Convention


By Lucy Leonard

We know what you did last summer, Lee Harvey Oswald. What happens in New Orleans apparently won’t stay in New Orleans for Oswald, who is commonly believed to have assassinated President John F. Kennedy in 1963. This October 16 through 18, leading experts on the JFK assassination will gather in New Orleans for the first annual Oswald Conference, “Oswald’s Summer of Secrets: New Orleans and the JFK Assassination.”


Room 220: New Orleans in Passing with Don Delillo


From Press Street's Room 220

The new issue of the New Orleans Review includes an interview with Don DeLillo by Kevin Rabalais. Read an excerpt of the interview with DeLillo below in which he describes conducting research for his novel Libra, a fictional imagining of the early life of Lee Harvey Oswald leading up to the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Oswald was born in New Orleans and lived here on and off throughout his life. After the interview, we’ve included a brief excerpt from Libra that depicts Oswald as a student in the city.


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Contributors

Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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Art Director

Michael Weber, B.A.

Editor

Alexis Manrodt

Listings Editor

Linzi Falk

Editor Emeritus

B. E. Mintz

Editor Emeritus

Stephen Babcock

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