Learn From These Influential Oklahomans
Ada Lois Sipuel FisherCivil Rights Activist
Her son, Bruce, tells the story of his pioneering mother who became the first African-American to attend OU's law school.
Jenkin Jones Jr.The Tulsa Tribune
Through the headlines of the Tulsa Tribune, the Jones family has been a part of local and national history.
Jim GoodwinOwner of The Oklahoma Eagle Newspaper, Lawyer, Healthcare Leader
James "Jim" Osby Goodwin is the owner of The Oklahoma Eagle, Tulsa's only black-owned newspaper, a prominent lawyer who argued cases for free speech and reparations for the 1921 Race Massacre, and served on the Tulsa City-County Board of Health for over 50 years.
Julius PeguesFirst Black Varsity Basketball Player at Pittsburgh University, USAF Weather Forecaster, FAA Advisor, Activist
Julius Pegues was best known for his work to memorialize Tulsa’s 1921 Race Massacre and the history and culture of Black Tulsans through the John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation, with his efforts laying the groundwork for the Greenwood Rising History Center.
Otis ClarkTulsa 1921 Race Massacre
106-year-old evangelist and survivor of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.
Reuben GantFootball Player
After a successful career in the NFL with the Buffalo Bills, Gant returned to Tulsa and became a community leader.
Her advice for living to 105 is to "put one foot in front of the other and keep going."
Wess & Cathryn YoungTulsa 1921 Race Massacre
Survivor of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and dedicated activist is joined by his wife, Cathryn.
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