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Did you know that as many as 50 African American-only communities arose in Oklahoma Territory shortly after the Land Run? This and other facts are featured in two upcoming exhibits that explore the history of African Americans in Oklahoma Territory before statehood. The All-Black Towns of Oklahoma Exhibit will run simultaneously, Dec. 3 through Jan. 30, with African American Education: From Pre-Statehood to Present. The exhibits take visitors back in time, offering insight into African Americans’ lives and education in early Oklahoma.
As part of the African American Education exhibit, Lifelong Educator Dr. Donnie L. Nero will give a presentation at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 30, 2020. He will discuss education development, highlighting his personal experiences during the age of school segregation.
The All-Black Towns of Oklahoma Exhibit is part of the Oklahoma History Center Traveling Exhibit Program. For more information about this program or other traveling exhibits, call 405-522-0780.
Explore the fascinating history of labor in Oklahoma. Oklahoma’s state motto is “Labor Omnia Vincit,” Latin for “Labor Conquers All.” From the Oklahoma History Center of the Oklahoma Historical Society, this exhibit explores the variety of opportunities and resources that contributed to the growth and diversity of the state. Some of the topics include agribusiness, entertainment, public service, retail and oil. Exhibit is sponsored in part by Oklahoma Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Smithsonian Institute.
Can’t attend a scheduled storytime? Ask for one on a Thursday, and your child can have a storytime, any time! Staff will have preselected books to read, or your child can pick their favorite books from our shelves for staff to read to them. For ages 0-5 and their families.