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CASC Libraries Presenting Special Exhibit – All-Black Towns in Oklahoma – Black History Month

CASC Libraries Presenting Special Exhibit – All-Black Towns in Oklahoma – Black History Month

The Carl Albert State College libraries in Poteau and Sallisaw will be presenting a special exhibit, All-Black Towns in Oklahoma, as part of Black History Month.   The exhibit highlights historic and modern All-Black towns in Oklahoma, and is a part of CASC’s Black History Month presentations.

The display will be at the Joe E. White Library on the CASC Poteau campus January 16 – February 10, 2017 and can be visited Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.  The Delores O’Guin Mitchell Library at the CASC Sallisaw campus will feature the exhibit from February 14 – February 28, 2017.  Call 918-775-6977 ext. 2226 for times the display will be open in Sallisaw.

According to CASC Director of Libraries Terri Carroll, “We are able to feature this exhibit thanks to The Oklahoma Museum of History, The Oklahoma Historical Society, and The National Endowment for the Humanities.”  Carroll continued, “The exhibit consists of twelve retractable banners with images and information about the unique history of All-Black towns in Oklahoma.  These towns date back to the 1889 Land Run that opened the Oklahoma Territory.”  She concluded, “According to information from the Oklahoma Museum of History, this exhibit is, by far, one of the most interesting and unique Oklahoma stories.  We are excited to share this part of Oklahoma history.”

 

 

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