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Abraham, Martin & John F. Kennedy

22 Oct

Perhaps no song better personifies our nation’s loss of great men than the tune known as “Abraham, Martin and John.”

Click here to listen to the song “Abraham, Martin and John” performed by Dion.

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Abraham, Martin and John”  is a tribute to the memory of great assassinated Americans, all icons of social change, namely Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy. It was written in response to the assassinations of Dr. King and President Kennedy in April and June of 1968.

Each of the first three verses features one of the men named in the song’s title, for example:

Has anybody here, seen my old friend John –
Can you tell me where he’s gone?
He freed a lot of people, but it seems the good die young
I just looked around and he’s gone.

The final verse mentions Robert “Bobby” Kennedy, and ends with a description of him walking over a hill with the other three men.
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Half Century Since JFK Assassination Brings New Kennedy Films

18 Sep

November 22, 2013 commemorates 50 years since United States President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. As we approach the half century mark of this world-changing event, some remarkable films are scheduled for 2013 release.

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11-22-1963: The President and Mrs. Kennedy Arrive In Dallas

The forthcoming contribution of Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone is called “JFK II” by some and the James Bond-esque title “Secrets Never Keep” by others.  Mr. Stone is quoted by the Seattle PI as saying “I will be delving into the analysis of the many convoluted conspiracy theories that have captivated a nation and held it hostage for almost 50 years. I hope to shed some light on what has become a dark shadow on the Nation’s soul.”

Another anticipated JFK film is based on the bestselling book The Kennedy Detail by Lisa McCubbin and former Secret Service agent Gerald Blaine.  It tells the tale of JFK’s presidency from the perspective of the men who guarded his life during his time in office, including on November 22, 1963. Both films are expected to be released by November, 2013.

One more expected film about President Kennedy is reportedly being produced by famous actor Tom Hanks.  With the working title Parkland, speculation has it set entirely in Dallas, the site of President Kennedy’s murder. Movie insiders say the film will document moments leading up to President Kennedy’s assassination and focus on Abraham Zapruder, who filmed the most famous images from Dealey Plaza.

Events of November 22, 1963 continue to draw significant public attention, underscoring the lasting effect of President Kennedy’s legacy and his tragic death.

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