• Discussion of black towns will feature mayors, scholars

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    The Oklahoma History Center will host a panel discussion  titled "Black Towns Then ... Black Towns Now" at 7 p.m. June 30. The event is also the public’s last chance to see the Coltrane Group's exhibit  “Colored Memories: Historic Colorized Photos of Life in ‘The Crown Jewel’” at the History Center,  800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive. The event is free. Doors open at 6 p.m. Moderator for the panel discussion will be state Rep. George Young. Panelists will include all-black town government representatives and scholars. The scholars include authors Hannibal Johnson, Linda Reese, Harold Aldridge and Judge Henrietta Hicks.