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Wind conditions may be tough right now, but they are nothing compared to the 50 mile per hour winds during the Dust Bowl storms of the 1930’s. These ten-thousand-foot high storms brought death and devastation to people and animals alike, laying waste to rich farmland and destroying communities. The Dust Bowl is an inescapable element in Oklahoma’s history.

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Professor Emeritus Discusses His New Book At Southern Oaks Library

It may be hard to believe now but as recently as 1967, black students and faculty members at the University of Oklahoma were not only not welcome on campus, but were actually threatened. OU’s third black professor, Dr. George Henderson, has written about the racial battles fought and, mostly, won in his memoir “Race and the University.”

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Film About the Father of Black History To Screen at Ralph Ellison Library

Dr. Carter G. Woodson is known as “the Father of Black History,” and a documentary film featuring the reminiscences of historian Dr. John Hope Franklin will screen at Ralph Ellison Library, 2000 NE 23rd (424-1437) on Thursday, February 20 at 6:30 p.m.

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Exercise Your Mind: Friends of the Library Booksale

The 4th largest library booksale in the nation, Oklahoma County’s Metropolitan Library System Friends of the Library Booksale, will take place Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 22 and 23, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds. Admission is free for both days. Friday, Feb. 21, will be a pre-sale party for members of the Friends from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The booksale will be held in the Oklahoma Expo Hall on the state fairgrounds. Those wishing to join the Friends may purchase memberships in the lobby the day of the pre-sale party from noon to 4:00 p.m. and again after 6:00 p.m.

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African American Voices To Be Heard At Ralph Ellison Library

Everyone has a voice and it deserves to be heard.

That’s the belief that drives the Ralph Ellison Library’s celebration of Black History Month. The library is working with Let’s Talk Toastmasters to present a program called “African American Voices” that focuses on famous words from notable African American figures in American history, blended with original material. The words will be presented by Toastmasters and the library to commemorate Black History Month with speeches, skits, stories, poetry and songs in a celebration that’s suitable for all ages.

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