Oklahoma City-area community news in brief

Oklahoma City-area community news in brief
Oklahoman Published: May 24, 2014
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COMMUNITY

Panel looks at slavery,

Jim Crow laws

In honor of the 149th anniversary of the passage of the 30th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the Oklahoma History Center will hold a free panel discussion on the topics of slavery in the Indian Territory and Jim Crow laws in Oklahoma. The event is from 7 to 9 p.m. June 19. There is not an age requirement, but parental guidance is suggested. Registration is not required. For more information, email education@okhistory.org or call 522-3602.

Memorial Day tribute planned

The 45th Infantry Division Memorial Day Ceremony will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Oklahoma Military Department, 3501 Military Circle. Col. Devin Wooden, commander of the 137th Air Refueling Wing, Oklahoma Air National Guard, will give the keynote address. Military and civilian organizations will be represented during the outdoor ceremony with color guards and the 145th Army Band providing music.

Imhoff Road work requires detour

Imhoff Road from Chautauqua Avenue to Jenkins Avenue is closed while crews contracted by the University of Oklahoma reconstruct the pavement, add lighted crosswalks to the Lloyd Noble Center and make other improvements. Workers with Allen Contracting began the work May 13 and will continue until the project is complete in mid-August. The detour route for the Imhoff Road closure is State Highway 9. Signs have been placed to direct traffic. For more information or questions, call the city’s capital projects manager, John Clink, at 366-5424.

FROM STAFF REPORTS