- February is filled with significant events in African-American history. Read more.
- Learn more about six Oklahomans who contributed to our culture.
- See how you can tour locations that have historic significance, including a bus tour of black towns in Oklahoma.
- Many inventions we use daily come from African-American inventors. Find out more.
- Make plans to attend the Ralph Ellison Festival on Friday.
- Check out “Rhythmically Speaking” as the group presents the story of W.J. Edwards, an entrepreneur and philanthropist who created social change in Oklahoma City during the 1940s. Events are scheduled throughout the community at the Metropolitan libraries.
- Travel to Guthrie’s Pollard Theatre for a performance of “The Mountaintop,” a dramatic re-imagining of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s last days.
February 16, 2015 05:27 AM
From jazz and literature to politics and civil rights, our state wouldn’t be as strong without the contributions of black leaders who contributed to our heritage. During February, we pause to reflect on how African Americans have helped shape our nation, our state and even our Company! Take a few minutes over the next couple of weeks to reflect on the important contributions African Americans have made. Here are some resources to help you get started: