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FREE Oklahoma African American Family Film Festival at the Oklahoma History Center


February 15, 2020 toFebruary 15, 2020
12:00 PM until 05:00 PM


Features a presentation of videos, films and, raw, unedited footage documenting the history and culture of the African American experience in Oklahoma. The event will also feature Oklahoma filmmakers and films pertaining to the Sooner State. The festival is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

Featured films include:

  • A Cavalcade of Opportunity: Black Firefighters in OKC (c. 1991), hosted by B. J. Glover
  • Clearview, A Town of History, Searching for its Future, produced by BC Productions in Salida, California
  • I. W. Lane: Blacks‘ Right to Vote (1969), this high school project includes a rare interview with Hellen Lane Wilson, Lane’s granddaughter
  • Collective Visions: A History of African American Women in Oklahoma, 1833 to 1921 (1990), produced by Dr. Dorscine Spigner Littles
  • Inside Buffalo: The Story of African American WWII Soldiers of the 92nd Division (2010), by Fred Kuwornu

The festival will also include recorded theatrical productions:

  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, a Works Progress Administration Federal Writers’ Project, was originally a radio play broadcast on KOMA on November 26, 1938. In 2004 it was revised and directed by Sharon Fisher.
  • Brown-Skinned Rich Girl: The Story of Sarah Rector, a play written by Kathleen Watkins and directed by Alan Washington. In 1913 this 11-year-old girl from Taft, Oklahoma, was declared “the richest Colored girl in America.”


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800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr,
Oklahoma City, OK, USA

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