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JFK Assassination, 50 Years Later: Phila. University Reconstructs The Event

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(Credit: John Ostapkovich)

(Credit: John Ostapkovich)

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By John Ostapkovich

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – As we approach the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy, there’s a place in Philadelphia you can go to relive the event, or explain it to those for whom it’s old news.

Spread around the Philadelphia University Library is “Single Bullet” — an exhibit on the still-controversial theory about one of the shots fired that day.

Its centerpiece is a life-size mockup of the president’s open-top limousine. Graphic Design program director Frank Baseman says it’s to bring visitors to the spot:

“Where you are right now is an abstraction of Dealey Plaza, so the Texas Book Depository is that big graphic. This was approximately the angle of the car that day.”

The view from JFK's seat. (Credit: John Ostapkovich)

The view from JFK’s seat. (Credit: John Ostapkovich)

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Ted Nicholas, now graduated, helped with the design, including sitting in JFK’s place:

“When you sit where Kennedy and Jackie were sitting you would see the trajectories of all the different conspiracies as well as that single bullet,” he said.

The free exhibit is open during business hours through April.

For more information or to arrange tours call 215-951-0489 or email spectercenter@philau.edu.

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