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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Representing the 30th District of Texas

CONGRESSWOMAN EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR THE SIX FLOOR MUSEUM AT DEALEY PLAZA

Jul 27, 2011
Press Release

 

CONGRESSWOMAN EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR THE SIX FLOOR MUSEUM AT DEALEY PLAZA

 

Washington, DC (Wednesday, July 27, 2011)–Today, Congresswoman Johnson announced that The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza will receive a $40,000 grant from the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH). The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza has been recognized by the NEH for its project- Shared Stories: Development of Oral History Programming about the Kennedy Assassination.

“Congratulations to The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza for its on-going Oral History Project that preserves personal recollections regarding the life and death of former PresidentJohn F. Kennedy,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “I am so proud that people from all over the world come to experience this museum, which features this historical permanent exhibit, as well as offers monthly programs and educational resources.”

The Oral History Collection includes the memories of eyewitnesses, local law enforcement, journalists, civic and political leaders, White House officials, filmmakers and researchers, Kennedy family acquaintances, 1960s schoolchildren, Parkland Hospital personnel, Museum founders and others related to the events of November 22, 1963.

 

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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson is Ranking Member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. She is also the highest-ranking Texan on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. She represents the 30th Congressional District of Texas that includes Downtown Dallas, Fair Park, Oak Lawn, Turtle Creek,Old East Dallas, Pleasant Grove, & South Oak Cliff; all of Balch Springs, DeSoto, Hutchins, Lancaster & Wilmer and parts of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Ferris, Glenn Heights and Ovilla.