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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

JFK at Rice Hotel, November 21, 1963

J. R. Gonzales has a blog on The Houston Chronicle Web site. It's called, "Bayou City History." There's lots of good stuff there. This week he had a link to a short home-movie clip Roy Botello took when JFK visited the Rice Hotel to speak at a LULAC function on Thursday evening before the assassination. (Earlier that day he'd flown to San Antonio & then to Houston. He left Houston the evening of the 21st for Fort Worth to spend the night before going to Dallas.)

There is plenty of news film of this event - you may recall Jackie speaking to the audience in Spanish. I can't identify any of the locals, but I'm sure there were some well-know people in the crowd.

Link to Video