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JFK assassination program Nov. 20

MEETING — Ed Sinker, right, meets Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) in Washington during the 1970s. Sinker was a consultant to the House Select Committee on Assassinations during its investigation into the 1963 death of President John F. Kennedy.(Photo submitted) .

UTICA — Ed Sinker will lead a question-and-answer session titled "The JFK Assassination: Looking Back on 50 Years," at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Oneida County Historical Society, 1608 Genesee St.

Admission is free.

Nov. 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas. As a student at Hamilton College in the 1970s, Sinker researched the assassination. He met with Sen. Edward Kennedy and the president’s best friend, David Powers, who was in the Dallas motorcade on that day in 1963. Sen. Kennedy granted him access to assassination materials at the National Archives including autopsy photographs and specimens not available to the media or the public.

In 1978, Sinker served as an informal staff consultant to the House Select Committee on Assassinations. Thereafter, he began lecturing nationally and appeared on numerous television programs including "The Jenny Jones Show" and "Nightline" on ABC. He was most recently was interviewed and videotaped by Dallas’ Sixth Floor Museum as part of the museum’s oral history project.

The SUNY at Buffalo law school graduate provides independent research and writing services to New York attorneys.

The Oneida County Historical Society is a private not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to preserving history and promoting the culture of the Greater Mohawk Valley. Contact the society at 735-3642 or visit or Facebook page for additional information.