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Oklahoma's first black female lawmaker Hannah Atkins honored at Oklahoma Capitol

Oklahoma officials honor the life of first black woman elected to the state House of Representatives
BY JULIE BISBEE Modified: June 25, 2010 at 6:24 pm •  Published: June 25, 2010

Oklahoma's first black female to be elected to the House of Representatives was honored Thursday as her casket was displayed at the state Capitol.

The closed, flag-draped casket of Hannah Diggs Atkins was guarded by members of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol as visitors streamed through the second floor rotunda at the Capitol. Atkins, 86, died June 17.

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