Oklahoma's All Black Towns: Dr. Bob Blackburn
From OStateTV Productions on February 27th, 2019
Dr. Bob Blackburn, executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society, will offer a portrait of All-Black Towns in Oklahoma from the 1900s to the 1960s with an emphasis on the people whose lives were shaped by the experience of living in those self-governed communities. His stories will start in towns such as Boley, Rentiesville, Deep Deuce, and Greenwood and reach into the histories of business, the arts, government, and the struggle for civil rights. Dr. Blackburn will emphasize the fact that diversity was baked into the DNA of Oklahoma history from the very beginning.