October 24: Did the Mob Kill Kennedy
On November 22, 1963, gunman Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated JFK and changed the course of American history. Or did he? Did he fire the fatal shot? Was he really alone? Did he have backing from the CIA or Cuba, or was it orchestrated by the Mob? This event is being held a few days before the final secret documents from the FBI and CIA related to the assassination are set to be released.
Join us as two experts on the Kennedy assassination, Gus Russo and Dan Moldea, debate one prevalent theory: That the Mob did it.
Russo will argue that Oswald acted alone while Moldea will espouse the theory that Jimmy Hoffa and the Mafia arranged JFK’s murder.
There are a limited amount of books available that evening for $25. Cash only. Books must be reserved at the check-in table the night of the event. First come, first served.
Images courtesy of Abbie Rowe/John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.
Dan Moldea is an investigative journalist and author who has published several deeply researched books on organized crime history, including The Hoffa Wars, arguably the definitive work on the disappearance of labor boss Jimmy Hoffa. Moldea believes that Hoffa and the Mafia arranged and orchestrated JFK’s murder.
Gus Russo, veteran journalist and author, has conducted some of the most far-reaching investigations of the Kennedy assassination, including a Frontline documentary on Lee Harvey Oswald, and the book, Brothers in Arms: The Kennedys, the Castros and the Politics of Murder. Russo believes Oswald acted alone.