Faculty Member Among the Few Surviving Witnesses of JFK Assassination

11/25/13

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Antoinette Glover, Ph.D., associate professor of English and Theatre at The University of Scranton, stands in Dealy Plaza, Dallas, Texas, where she stood 50 years ago as an 11-year-old “girl in blue” and witnesses the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
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English Professor Antoinette Glover, Ph.D., was just 11 years old when she went with her mother to see President John F. Kennedy and the first lady in Dallas, Texas, on Nov. 22, 1963. It was a day she has never forgotten and one she has only recently been able to discuss.

Dr. Glover is among the few surviving witnesses to what she describes as a gruesome murder.

Known for years only as “the girl in blue” from photos and film footage of President Kennedy’s assassination, Dr. Glover didn’t come forward as a witness until the mid-1990s. Only recently has she begun to post and speak publicly about the incident.

Dr. Glover discussed the incident with local and national print and broadcast outlets for stories marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination. She was interviewed for stories published in the Scranton Times-Tribune, CBS Philadelphia and CNN, among others.

Dr. Glover is currently writing a memoir, tentatively titled “Being There: The Girl in Blue,” which she said focuses more on the emotional toll of being a witness rather than the assassination.

A native of Texas, Dr. Glover joined the faculty of the English and Theatre Department at The University of Scranton in 2001. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington and her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Dallas.

 

 



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