Camelot: The Myth and Mystique of the Kennedys

Camelot: The Myth and Mystique of the Kennedys

King Arthur, in the musical Camelot, heralds "Don't let it be forgot, that once there was a spot, for one brief, shining moment, that was known as Camelot."

Dr. Melinda Ratchford explores the myth and mystique surrounding the life and times of the Kennedy family.  This presentation will discuss a brief history of the Kennedy family and what led them to be either reviled or revered. John Kennedy has now been deceased longer than he lived.  What causes this continued fascination with a man who died over 50 years ago at the age of 46? What do we really believe five decades after those gunshots in Dallas?

Within this presentation the scholar offers either an overview of the topics below or can do a deeper dive into a particular specializations. Please contact the scholar if you wish to tailor the presentation to the interests of your particular group:

  • The Kennedy Name: Irish Roots, Irish Soul, American Prejudice 
  • The Kennedys: Politics, Power, Passion, Heroes and Tragedy
  • The Secrets of the Kennedy Assassination: Someone Would Have Told
Requirements: 
microphone, digital projector, DVD player, 3 to 4 display tables