Black History Month: How much has Oklahoma Changed?
When many think about the month of February they think about Valentines day. But February is also Black History Month, the month designated to acknowledge blacks for their contribution to American history.
But it’s not just a month. It was several centuries, and many people are still rebounding from it. But as bleak as the centuries of slavery were, the greater injury is that all people don’t recognize that black history is really American history.
It is part of the American story.
When Oklahoma first became a state in 1907, the first bill passed was Senate bill number one was the bill to implement segregation laws in Oklahoma.
Separate waiting areas, separate bathrooms, separate water fountains, everything was separate in Oklahoma.
Watch this video and see how much has changed.