Praise from a Future Generation is the story of the grassroots response to the official invesgitation of President Kennedy's assassination.
The Warren Commission conducted that official probe, but public opinion polls have consistently shown that few Americans believe its conclusion that there was no conspiracy. How could that be?
The main reason is the work of the earliest Commission critics. Their unsung efforts were acts of true patriotism, but today, few people know their names.
This book is their story.
Praise from a Future Generation is published by Wings Press.
"There are in our midst exceptional people...who have been making no less than heroic efforts to unravel the answers to how, why, and what-for John F. Kennedy was felled...to them belongs the praise of future generations."
—The Minority of One, 1966
Praise from a Future Generation, by John Kelin, is an homage to the "first generation" critics of the Warren Report—the official explanation of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
In September 1964, The Warren Commission completed a ten-month investigation into President Kennedy's assassination with the publication of a single-volume report. Their conclusion: there had been no conspiracy, foreign or domestic. The murder of JFK was committed by Lee Harvey Oswald, alone and unaided.
Two months later, a 26-volume set of Hearings and Exhibits (left) was published, from which the single-volume report was ostensibly derived. These 26 volumes became the focus of intensive study by a handful of self-selected American citizens. They found countless omissions and distortions within this official record.
There was more: some of these citizens traveled to Dallas to get their own first-hand accounts of what had happened. They learned shocking new details, and uncovered a frightening pattern of intimidation and fear.
All of the critics reached an inescapable conclusion: there had been a conspiracy. Praise from a Future Generation recounts the efforts of these critics to be heard, and documents the ominous indications that an unseen opponent was reacting to their work.