A retired Secret Service agent who was in the presidential motorcade when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated nearly 50 years ago will speak this month in Jonesboro.
Clint Hill, who climbed onto the back of the motorcade limousine in response to the shots that killed Kennedy and wounded Texas Gov. John Connally on Nov. 22, 1963, and is the last surviving passenger of the car that then sped to Parkland Hospital in Dallas, will speak Oct. 30 at Arkansas State University.
In the 6 p.m. lecture in Fowler Center's Riceland Hall, Hill will be joined by author Lisa McCubbin, who has worked on books about the Kennedy assassination that include The Kennedy Detail: JFK’s Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence and Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir. The latter, co-written with Hill, details his relationship with Jacqueline Kennedy during his four years as her Secret Service agent.
A second book by Hill and McCubbin, Five Days in November, about the assassination and aftermath, is due in November.
Admission to the lecture is free, but tickets should be reserved in advance by calling (888) 278.3267 or (870) 972-2781. Reserved seats will be held until 5:45 p.m.; after that, remaining sets will be doled out first-come, first-served, the university said.