Seminole State College will host an All-Black Towns of Oklahoma historical exhibit from May 26 to June 9 on the first floor of Enoch Kelly Haney Center. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
The exhibit follows the story of black communities that were established following the 1889 Oklahoma Land Run. As many as 50 communities arose where only African Americans lived and governed themselves. Despite Jim Crow laws enacted following Oklahoma’s statehood, many of these communities continued to thrive. The exhibit contains twelve panels exploring more than 100 years of history and is curated by the Oklahoma History Center.
SSC’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force brought the traveling exhibit to campus. Over the course of the last year, the task force has led the charge for more inclusive programming and helped the College adapt a diversity statement.
For those interested in viewing the exhibit, the Enoch Kelly Haney Center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.