“How much Negro wealth went into the building of
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 Feb. 12, 1891 p2c1|
|Indian Chieftain Feb. 16, 1899 p2c3-4|
February 16, 1938 – Rev. Donald A. Hyde, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Shawnee, addressed the Presbyterian Ministers Round Table conference at Oklahoma City, Tuesday, warning his hearers that unless American communities act now to solve Negro social problems, the nation will face an inter-racial crisis within the next 50 years. Article sketches some of the work Hyde did among the 1000 Negroes in Shawnee.
February 17, 1911 – Indictments found following instructions from Judge John H. Cotteral and Judge Ralph Campbell; two
county election officials and three from Kingfisher were arrested for violating the federal election law by preventing negroes from voting on Nov. 08, last. Logan
February 18, 1897 – The sum of $858,000 was paid out to the Cherokee freedmen at Hayden yesterday.
February 18, 1938 – A mass meeting of city Negroes “to formulate a program of action in the coming political campaign” will be held Friday at Avery chapel, of the African Methodist Episcopal church.