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Oklahoma City sorority honors longtime teachers

The Phi Delta Kappa meeting focuses on black history
BY JOYCE HENDERSON, For The Oklahoman Published: April 12, 2014
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The Phi Delta Kappa Inc., Gamma Epsilon chapter of Oklahoma City held its black history program on March 22 at the Oklahoma History Center.

The program featured recognition of the sorority’s senior teachers who have taught in the Oklahoma City Public School System for extended years; some even worked up to 60-plus years in other capacities for the district.

Retired teachers honored were Rosetta Culpepper, Elnora Douglas, Lillie M. Grisby, Georgia P. Juniper, Annie Kirk, Eva Dell Lucas, Susan Smith McCoy and Thelma R. Parks. Each teacher was presented a certificate and gift for dedication and service to help educate children. Lucy Alexander was also recognized as a long-term educator.

The second segment of the program was presented by Bruce Fisher, former museum curator for the African-American History Exhibit. Fisher presented information on the civil rights movement and other historical facts about the Oklahoma City black community. His presentation included a video and tour of the museum exhibits.

Joyce Henderson is a member of Phi Delta Kappa.