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President John F. Kennedy's assassination is an unforgettable part of Dallas' history.Nearly 54 years later, scholars and enthusiasts alike are still processing details from that fateful drive through Dealey Plaza now that the remaining investigation files have been unsealed. For the 50th anniversary in 2013, KERA produced special stories and reports from the commemoration:The 50th: Remembering John F. Kennedy was KERA's live, two-hour special covering the official commemoration event at Dealey Plaza in Dallas on Nov. 22, 2013. Hosted by Krys Boyd and Shelley Kofler, the special includes reports from KERA reporters before the ceremony begins. Listen to the special here.Bells tolled across the city, and the event featured historian David McCullough, who read from Kennedy’s presidential speeches; Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings; religious leaders; the U.S. Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club; and a moment of silence. Read highlights from the event from KERA's live blog from that day.Throughout the month, KERA posted an online series called 22 Days In November, which takes a closer look at that fateful day, what it meant to the country and how it affected Dallas.We shared stories and memories in a series called “JFK Voices.” Explore our archives below.

Sixth Floor Museum Acquires Third Of 4 Known Home Movies From JFK’s Dallas Assassination

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Charles L. Bronson Collection
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The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
A still image taken by Charles Bronson, a Dallas man who was at Dealey Plaza on Nov. 22, 1963.

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Only four home movie photographers are known to have captured the assassination of President John F. Kennedy as his motorcade traveled through Dealey Plaza on Nov. 22, 1963.

The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas now owns the copyright to three of the four eyewitness films, including those captured by Abraham Zapruder and Orville Nix.

 

The museum announced Tuesday that it acquired the collection from Charles L. Bronson, who was 45 years old and a chief engineer of Varel Manufacturing in Dallas in 1963.

 

The collection includes an eyewitness 8mm color film, which includes two seconds of the fatal shot, five still photos and documents and correspondence related to the images and film.

 

The collection was donated by one of Bronson’s daughters. Bronson passed away in 1995, and his collection had previously been on loan to the museum since 1996, according to a news release. [KERA News]

 

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