A group of over 60 prominent citizens aims to convene an American Truth and Reconciliation Committee to bring out the facts of the four major assassinations that changed the course of the country and the world—those of President John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
A multi-part action plan has been set in motion, including a petition to Congress and a public inquest.
Signatories to a Joint Statement on the assassinations include:
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
Children of the late senator
Isaac Newton Farris Jr.
Nephew of Reverend King and past president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Reverend James M. Lawson, Jr.
Close collaborator of Reverend King
Biographer and cousin of Malcolm X
G. Robert Blakey
Chief counsel of the House Select Committee on Assassinations, which determined in 1979 that President Kennedy was the victim of a probable conspiracy
Dr. Robert McClelland
One of the surgeons at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas who tried to save President Kennedy’s life and saw clear evidence he had been struck by bullets from the front and the rear
The Pentagon Papers whistleblower who served as a national security advisor to the Kennedy White House
Professor Emeritus of international law at Princeton University and a leading global authority on human rights
Other signatories include Hollywood artists Alec Baldwin, Martin Sheen, Rob Reiner and Oliver Stone
Political satirist Mort Sahl
Musician David Crosby
The declaration is also signed by numerous historians, journalists, lawyers and other experts on the four major assassinations.
CLICK HERE for the full list of signatories.
CLICK HERE to read their Joint Statement.
CLICK HERE for Calls to Action.
“These four major political murders were together a savage, concerted assault on American democracy. The consequences still haunt our nation.”
speech writer and top aide to
SENATOR ROBERT F. KENNEDY
JOIN THE MOVEMENT for new investigations and actions in the murders of:
JOHN F. KENNEDY
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
ROBERT F. KENNEDY
GOALS OF THE PETITION INCLUDE:
Demand that Congress:
-Release all illegally classified documents
-Enforce the JFK Records Act of 1992
-Hold hearings and fully investigate all four assassination cases
Demand that the Department of Justice:
-Reopen and fully investigate all four assassination cases
A Citizen’s Tribunal
For all four assassinations, modeled on the Truth and Reconciliation process in South Africa, including depositions from living witnesses, investigators, and family members