Features: 19 b&w photos. Notes. Bib. Index.
In Making JFK Matter, Paul Santa Cruz examines how popular memory of
John F. Kennedy has been used politically by various interest groups,
primarily the city of Dallas, Lyndon Johnson, and Robert Kennedy, as
well as how the memory of Kennedy has been portrayed in various museums.
Santa Cruz argues that we have memorialized JFK not simply out of love
for him or admiration for the ideals he embodied, but because invoking
his name carries legitimacy and power. Memory can be employed to
accomplish particular ends: for example, the passage of long overdue
civil rights legislation, or even successfully running for political
office. more... about Making JFK Matter: Popular Memory and the 35th President