New York City Mayor Wagner greeting the teenagers who integrated Central High, Little Rock, Arkansas / World Telegram photo by Walter Albertin. Pictured, front row, left to right: Minnijean Brown, Elizabeth Eckford, Carlotta Walls, Mayor Wagner, Thelma Mothershed; back row, left to right: Terrance Roberts, Ernest Green, Melba Pattilo, Jefferson Thomas. 1958.(1958.) Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c25125
In her teens, Minnijean Brown Trickey helped change history.
A junior in high school in 1957, Trickey and eight fellow black high school students, known as The Little Rock Nine, attended a then all-white Central High School.
Chickasha native Jami Smith returns to her hometown to perform her powerful lyrics and gospel music in a Christmas Concert at the college Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium. Smith is a worship leader and songstress who has traveled the world with her music for more than 15 years.
The fourth annual Symposium on Africa is scheduled Nov. 18 in Station 82 at the USAO Student Center. The symposium is a multidisciplinary examination of issues in African development. The symposium features speakers from several Oklahoma universities.
Although the play is still several months off, preparations are already underway for the fall production of The Matchmaker Nov. 11-13 at the University of Science and Arts. The USAO drama department is scheduled to present the Thornton Wilder play at 7:30 nightly in the Davis Hall Theatre.
The work of artist John Kingerlee is schedule to hang in the USAO Art Gallery Sept. 3-Oct. 1. An opening reception is scheduled Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. The USAO Art Gallery is located on the first floor of Davis Hall on the USAO campus. Davis Hall is on the oval at South 17th Street between Grand Avenue and Alabama Streets in Chickasha.
The work of Anglo-Irish artist John Kingerlee has traveled to a dozen states since 2006. The exhibit makes two stops in Oklahoma -- one of those stops is in the Art Gallery at the University of Science and Arts. Kingerlee's work is schedule to hang in Chickasha Sept. 3-Oct. 1.
The beautiful green and gold, 8-foot-by-12-foot USAO flag flies over campus from the Owens Flag Plaza at the center of the campus oval. This image was taken by educator and alumna Joy Sharp, who writes a smart blog about traveling the state: Expedition Oklahoma. Here's her post about the historic campus of USAO.