|Birth: ||Feb. 11, 1931|
|Death: ||Nov. 7, 2000|
Norma Jean "Jean" Lollis Hill is also known as "The Lady in Red" from the Zapruder film (the most well known film made of the Kennedy Assassination). On November 22, 1963, she and her friend , Mary Moorman, has traveled to Dealey Plaza to get a picture of Jean and her boyfriend (a patrolman for the Dallas Police Department) and Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy. Both women took up a position in the grassy triangle across the street from the Texas School Book Depository. Jean was wearing a bright red raincoat that day to ensure that her boyfriend would know where she was. The fatal head shot to President Kennedy was fired directly in front of Jean. She was one of the first people to run to the "grassy knoll" (which she named) where she believed she had seen a "puff of smoke" a glint of metal and a "shadowy figure". One of Mary Moorman's surviving photos shows such a figure. He has never been identified except as the "Badge Man." She was immediately apprehended by law enforcement and a statement was given. She always stated that she heard four to six shots and that she saw a shooter on the knoll. She testified to the same effect before the Warren Commission. For this reason, she has been known as "The Last Dissenting Witness." She refused to change her story.
In 1963 and up until her retirement, she taught under privledged children in a poor Dallas elementray school. She continued to educate a new generation until her death in 2000.She truly believed that there was a conspiracy to assassinate President Kennedy and that Lee Harvey Oswald was innocent of any wrongdoing.
Grove Hill Memorial Park
Created by: Carrie Driscoll
Record added: Aug 22, 2010
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