Northeast State welcomes JFK assassination historian

Regarded as one of the great turning points in American history and culture, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy happened 50 years ago this month.

Northeast State welcomes former Kingsport educator and coach Tom Williams to campus to discuss his lifelong research into this tragic event and the controversial theories surrounding the Kennedy assassination.

President Kennedy and the First Lady in Dallas, Nov. 22, 1963
President Kennedy and the First Lady in Dallas, Nov. 22, 1963

Williams will lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at noon and 7 p.m. in the Northeast State Auditorium (A202) on the main campus in Blountville.  Williams’ presentation entitled “THE JFK ASSASSINATION: FIFTY YEARS OF CONTROVERSY” details his passion for collecting memorabilia and information about one of the most researched and controversial subjects in American history.

Williams lecture includes details of the Warren Report, the Kennedy family’s political connections, and the mysterious figure of Lee Harvey Oswald.  Conspiracy researchers have attempted to link Kennedy’s killing to everyone from the Cuban government and the American mafia to the CIA and the Soviet Union.

Both lectures are free.  Conspiracy theorists, historians, and political junkies are invited to attend the evening event.  For more information, contact 423.279.7669 or e-mail

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