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Historic All-Black Town Tour To Commemorate Juneteenth

All-Black Towns, Black Towns, Oklahoma Black Towns, Historic Black Towns, Gary Lee, M. David Goodwin, James Goodwin, Ross Johnson, Sam Levrault, Kimberly Marsh, John Neal, African American News, Black News, African American Newspaper, Black Owned Newspaper, The Oklahoma Eagle, The Eagle, Black Wall Street, Tulsa Race Massacre, 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

TALK OF GREENWOOD


In observance of Juneteenth, the Tulsa City-County Library’s African American Resource Center (AARC) and the Tulsa Library Trust are sponsoring the 25th Annual Historic All-Black Town Tour on June 1. 

The tour will visit the town of Langston and historic sites in Oklahoma City. It also will visit the African American History Exhibit at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. This year, Shirley Ann Nero, distinguished historian, native of all-Black town Clearview and board member of the Oklahoma African American Educators Hall of Fame, will return as a tour guide. She will be joined by Darren Williams, a teacher at McLain High School of Science and Technology. 

The tour serves as the AARC’s celebration of Juneteenth, which memorializes the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, honored annually on June 19. It was on this date in 1865 that African American people still enslaved in Texas, particularly Galveston, learned of the Emancipation Proclamation that announced the end of slavery and the right to freedom from bondage, by Pres. Abraham Lincoln. The annual All-Black Town Tour celebrates existing and historical towns and communities that were built after emancipation. 

Tickets, which are nonrefundable, can be purchased for $55 each in advance and in person at Rudisill Regional Library by card, cash or check. Tickets include breakfast, lunch, and museum fare. Seating is limited to a first-come-first-serve basis, and seat sharing is prohibited. Youths ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult guardian. 

The bus will leave at 8 a.m. from Rudisill Regional Library, 1520 N. Hartford Ave., and return to the same location at 5:30 p.m. Breakfast and sign-in will begin at 7 a.m. inside the Library. 

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Talk of Greenwood, Tulsa Public Schools, All-Black Towns, Black Towns, Oklahoma Black Towns, Historic Black Towns, Gary Lee, M. David Goodwin, James Goodwin, Ross Johnson, Sam Levrault, Kimberly Marsh, John Neal, African American News, Black News, African American Newspaper, Black Owned Newspaper, The Oklahoma Eagle, The Eagle, Black Wall Street, Tulsa Race Massacre, 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

For more information on library programs and services, call (918) 549-7323 or visit www.tulsalibrary.org. 

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