Tuesday, August 3, 2021

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Nelson lynching project

‘Time has come to discuss’ the 1911 Nelson lynching in Okemah

OKEMAH — The tragic story of Laura Nelson and her teenage son, L.D., took center stage last week at Okemah’s Crystal Theatre, a mere...
Woody Guthrie Festival 2021

Woody Guthrie Festival features ‘pent-up’ pandemic emotion

OKEMAH — Woody Guthrie expert and historian Barry Ollman noticed something different about this year's Woody Guthrie Folk Festival as he sat in the...
Robert Everman, Western lows

Western lows: The unclear motivations of Western Heights board members

Another week, another education-related audit in the state of Oklahoma. This past week, it was the Western Heights Public Schools District that found officials...
Indigenous ceremonies

Adapted Indigenous ceremonies offer support, healing during pandemic

PHOENIX — For the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, the Easter holidays normally are filled with traditional ceremonies. When COVID-19 put much of the...
more mosquitos

Despite housing prices, more mosquitoes moving in

You may have recently noticed that a few new neighbors have moved into the area, and they are hungry. No, they're not the kind...
Century Chest

Oklahoma history: Century Chest offers glimpse of life in the early...

On April 22, 2013, family, friends, historians and church members huddled around a copper vault in the basement of the First Lutheran Church of...
WoodyFest 2021

WoodyFest 2021 to feature lynching discussion, plus ‘music written by and...

When the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival fires up its stages for five days next week, the music performed in honor of Okemah’s favorite son...
John Margolies

The photographs of John Margolies captured the everyday beauties of OKC

The photographer John Margolies loved buildings that other people found ugly, and he valued design that many considered worthless. "People generally have thought that what’s...
cattle, Frank Lucas

Rep. Frank Lucas, others seek release of DOJ cattle industry investigation...

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK3), along with two other House members, have called on the U.S. Department of Justice to release a...
music venues

The long road to recovery for OKC’s live music industry

On June 3, beneath the illuminated OKLAHOMA sign that hangs above the stage upstairs at Ponyboy in Oklahoma City, the bar’s co-owner Chad Whitehead...

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