“How much Negro wealth went into the building of Oklahoma?
It is only exceeded by the sweat, toil, and tears of … slaves’ free labor of more than 250 years!” Buck Franklin COLBERT, “My Life and an Era”
|Indian Chieftain January 22, 1891 p2c1|
|Indian Chieftain January 22, 1891 p2c5|
January 25, 1923 – Okmulgee: Seeking greater opportunities in agricultural pursuits and greater social and civic freedom, 15 negro families numbering 100 persons have left Okmulgee for San Luis Potosi, in Mexico, where they will take up farm lands provided for them, in a new Negro farm colony that is being established near the Mexico city.
January 25, 1900 – The colored people of South McAlester have formed a political club. They will be so organized as to secure full representation in territorial convention.
January 27, 1830 – Slave Sale; Sheriff’s sale, chattel sale