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threatt filling station

Threatt Filling Station

The Threatt family history goes back more than a century. Having settled in the Luther area the family worked hard to make a living in the newly formed state of Oklahoma. Becoming avid farmers they...

Clearview, OK

Clearview, OK

Larry O’Dell with the Oklahoma Historical Society said that when the federal government relocated the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek and Seminole nations to present-day Oklahoma, the tribes...

Carver School

Carver “Colored” School

Erected with the funds from the Separate School fund was the Carver “Colored” School of Hominy. Costing around $20,000 the new buff brick, L-shaped single-story building included four...

Wheatley Elementary School

Wheatley Elementary School

The start and many beginning years of the Wheatley Elementary School are mostly a mystery. But thankfully the date it was built is engraved in the name stone above the door, 1929. In the 1950s the...

Grayson Jail

Grayson Jail

Grayson Oklahoma was one of the fifty original All African-American towns located in Oklahoma and one of only thirteen remaining. The town was formerly known as Wildcat and was bustling in the day...

Carter G. Woodson School

Carter G. Woodson School

Town History Originally there were around 50 all-black towns established in Indian Territory, Tullahassee is thought to be the oldest of the 13 still standing all-black towns. Tullahassee’s...

Bryant Center

Bryant Center

The Bryant Center was an idea thought up by two businessmen, H.T. Greenhaw and Ferrill Martin. Opening as Bryant Recreational Center which would become a place of entertainment for the mostly African...

Okmulgee Black Hospital

Okmulgee Black Hospital

Check Out the Restoration Process of the Okmulgee Black Hospital at Landmark for All Generations Inc., In February 1922 the Okmulgee Board of City Commissioners named J.M. Whitehead to gather...

Rosenwald Hall - Lima

Rosenwald Hall – Lima

The town of Lima, Oklahoma is one of just thirteen historically all-Black towns existing in the state. Named after the local limestone quarries it was incorporated in 1913. Constructed in 1921 by...

Page Woodson

Page Woodson

1910 Lowell Elementary Originally built as the Lowell School in 1910, this date was engraved above the west entrance. It quickly grew in enrollment Students were held to a standard of morality and...

Marcus Garvey Leadership Academy

Marcus Garvey Leadership Academy

Harmony Public School The story of Marcus Garvey Leadership Academy goes back to the 1920s. The $55,000 building was erected in 1927 as Harmony Public School. It opened its doors to students in the...

Red Bird Jail

Red Bird Jail

Red Bird is one of thirteen surviving all-black towns in Oklahoma. While little is known about a lot of the Red Bird Jail and others they are so fun to get and explore! This jail was built sometime...

Lincoln Colored School

Lincoln Colored School

It was decided in 1929 that the growing African American population in Fairfax needed a separate school due to Oklahoma laws of segregation. Students were taught at a private residence while Walter L...

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