“Brick selling has been slow,” Haney said. “We're trying to gather more momentum as people come out to see it.”
Bricks cost $75 apiece. Purchasers' names will be engraved at the site, allowing individuals, families and businesses to become a permanent part of the monument.
The effort is part of a larger program to celebrate Langston, one of the state's original all-black towns. The Center for Community Engagement already has helped establish a new softball park and a farmers market, Haney said.
Bricks may be purchased online at a secure website, www.fundraisingbrick.com/langston-university.
For more information on how to get involved, call 530-7536 or go to www.langston.edu/lu-oklahoma_city/hudhbcu_programs.aspx.