Oswald’s first target was JFK’s nemesis

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The 6-foot-3 Texan is welcomed home to Dallas at Love Field in October 1962 after being arrested for insurrection while protesting the use of federal troops to let a black man enroll in the University of Mississippi. Photo courtesy of the Dallas Morning News

An anti-communist and outspoken critic of the Kennedy brothers was shot at by Lee Harvey Oswald in the assassin’s first attempt to become famous by murdering a public figure. The historical footnote is examined in Dallas 1963, a book that will be published next week. Continue reading

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