Black Culture, History, Statistics,
People & Events in Oklahoma

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Black communities throughout Oklahoma have contributed heavily to the local scene, whether it be through leadership or another area, such as food or music.
Hannibal Johnson outside his office on Greenwood once known as Black Wall Street.

Black people in Oklahoma: author, attorney and consultant Hannibal B. Johnson

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Hannibal Johnson remembers the first time someone used the “n” word against him. He was in third grade and he punched the boy in the face. Both boys got into trouble, but Hannibal had realized there are lines which people shouldn’t cross.

Black Oklahomans statistics

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2006-2008 American Community Survey Three-Year Estimates for Black Oklahomans or Black Oklahomans in combination with any other race.

Black culture in Oklahoma

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Deep Deuce was once a thriving black neighborhood in Downtown Oklahoma City, a hub for commerce and culture.

Black history in Oklahoma

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In the struggle for civil rights, few states have contributed as much as Oklahoma. Oklahomans pursued landmark civil rights cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, while Clara Luper pioneered the “sit-in,” helping to build the momentum which ended segregation.



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