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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.”


Stephen King Coming to NOLA to Tout Oswald-Peppered Novel


by Brad Rhines

While Anne Rice may have abandoned New Orleans, another best-selling master of macabre will be making an appearance in town just after Halloween, providing plenty of thrills and chills for local readers. Octavia Books recently announced that on Saturday, November 12, they’ll be hosting an evening with Stephen King, who is coming to town to promote his newest novel, 11/22/63, named for the date of JFK’s assassination.


Conspiracies Go Viral


New Orleans had a lot happening in the 1960s. There was school integration, civil rights battles and the rekindling of jazz. Sounds like the perfect opportunity for the CIA to slip in a little covert cancer research that would create a biological weapon to kill Fidel Castro. Or, so Edward T. Haslam believes. Tonight, at the Garden District Book Shop the author reads and talks about his book "Dr. Mary's Monkey," which takes readers on a tour of medical coverups through the JFK assassination to the arrival of AIDS on our shores. At the center of all this is everyone's favorite patsy, NOLA's own Lee Harvey Oswald.


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Contributors

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

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Michael Weber, B.A.

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Linzi Falk

Editor Emeritus

Alexis Manrodt


B. E. Mintz


Stephen Babcock

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