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Episode 10: Boley, Oklahoma

Amplified Oklahoma Show Notes

February 13, 2017

Show Notes

Nestled in Okfuskee County is Boley, Oklahoma, a quiet town that was once referred to as “the largest and wealthiest exclusive Negro city in the world.” This episode of Amplified Oklahoma features the history of Boley and how the town influenced and affected its residents. We’ll hear oral history interview excerpts from Henrietta Hicks and the late William Hunt. Dr. Lynne Simpson from the Oklahoma State University Library also joins us to discuss the history of Boley and the importance of education within the community.

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Stephanie Berson is an undergraduate student studying history as well as ancient and medieval studies at Oklahoma State University. She has an interest in the history of religions as well as the history of minority groups. After earning her bachelor’s degree, Stephanie hopes to attend graduate school and eventually have a career in academia.

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Iris Owens is a senior German and history major from Tulsa, Oklahoma. During her time at Oklahoma State University, she has been a part of many on-campus organizations and is a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. After graduating with her bachelor's degree in history in May 2017, Iris plans to study abroad in Austria to complete her German degree. She hopes to continue podcasting post-graduation and to one day have a podcast of her own.

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Last Updated: 13 February 2017