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Episode 48: Booker T. Washington School

Amplified Oklahoma Show Notes

May 15, 2020

From the late 19th century to the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case, a number of territorial, state, and federal laws authorized the segregation of schools in Oklahoma and across the South. In Stillwater, Oklahoma, these laws would result in the creation of Booker T. Washington School, which served the African American community in Stillwater for decades. The school played an integral role in the surrounding African American community and continues to have a special bond with former students, parents, and community members. This month on Amplified Oklahoma, we’re highlighting the legacy of Washington School and its impact on the African American community in Stillwater. We’ll hear excerpts from interviews with former students as they share their memories of the school. Later, we’ll talk with Stacy DeLano, director of the Stillwater Public Library, as she discusses the importance of documenting this community history.

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Patrick Daglaris

Patrick Daglaris is a faculty member with the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at the Oklahoma State University Library.