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Looking back at the town of Boley in 1903 for Black History Month

OKLAHOMA – Boley was declared as one of America’s finest black towns.

It was established in 1903 by a white railroad official by the name of J.B Boley.

Boley thought blacks could be self-sufficient and own their own Townships.

Boley became the blueprint for African-American towns.

Boley also had two banks, three cotton gins, and many other businesses.

In 1905 Booker T. Washington declared Boley as the most enterprising, and interesting of the Negro towns in the United States.