50th anniversary of JFK assassination remembered

Three professors in history and political science will lead a discussion about the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy at noon, Wednesday, Nov. 20, in College Union room 3.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was fatally shot by a sniper, Lee Harvey Oswald, on Nov. 22, 1963, while campaigning with his wife Jacqueline in Dallas, Texas.

“JFK’s assassination has had an effect on the nine following presidents,“ history Professor Leslie Jones said. It changed standards for protection of the president and revealed the vulnerability of the most powerful man in America, she said.

The other discussion leaders will be political science Professors Sharon Vaughan and Dana Glencross. They will be discussing topics and personal reflections surrounding the JFK assassination.

Jones and Glencross also will be outlining the conspiracy theories surrounding Kennedy’s death.

Vaughn will discuss the over-encompassing effects of the murder of a U.S President and what this meant for future generations of presidents.

To learn more about the discussion, contact the Office of Student Life at (405) 682-7523 or email at SLStaffDL@occc.edu.

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