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‘A Rush to Judgment’ explores piece of Warren Commission

What happens when the documents that preserve our collective history are lost or excluded from the official record? A panel discussion Nov. 16 takes up this question and more in the context of U.S. Sen. Richard B. Russell’s role on the Warren Commission, which investigated the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

“A Rush to Judgment? The Warren Commission and the Dissent of Richard Russell” will feature a conversation among three former aides who worked in Russell’s office during the 1960s. Charles Campbell, Earl Leonard and Powell Moore will explore the reasons for Russell’s dissent from the final report of the commission and his reaction when he learned of the exclusion of that dissent from official records housed at the National Archives.

The talk will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries at the University of Georgia. A light reception will follow the program, which is open free to the public.