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Fifty Years After Dallas:
The Legacies of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson

November 7, 14, 21 and December 5

Since President John Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on November 22, 1963, Americans have consistently rated him as one of the five greatest presidents in U.S. history. Does Kennedy's actual record as president support such a positive view?

Emeritus Sociology Professor Allen Fisher will examine Kennedy's record on domestic issues and foreign policy. Participants will also look at the stunning record of domestic legislation passed while Johnson was president and the war in Vietnam, which ultimately ended Johnson's presidency. Fisher will conclude by addressing some larger questions regarding the Kennedy and Johnson administrations; for example, how these two presidencies affected Americans' confidence in the credibility and effectiveness of the federal government.

Allen Fisher
Stead Family Professor Emeritus of Sociology