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Chickasaw Summer Camp includes examination of Kennedy assassination

Dr. Stewart Mayers discusses the various theories surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy.

Dr. Stewart Mayers discusses the various theories surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy.

DURANT, Okla. – Eighteen high school students participated in the Chickasaw Summer Leadership Academy, held June 10-16 at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

The week’s activities included team building, academic sessions, cultural events, and a historical examination of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.   The study of the Kennedy assassination was presented by Southeastern professor Stewart Mayers, and was capped by a trip to the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas.

The residential academy is presented by the Native American Institute at Southeastern in conjunction with the Education Department at The Chickasaw Nation. The program is designed to provide Chickasaw high school students with real college experiences as they prepare for their academic futures.

Participants learned about the art of stickball making during the academy.

Participants learned about the art of stickball making during the academy.