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Boley, Indian Territory: Freedom and the All-Black Town
October 3, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Presented by Melissa N. Stuckey
In the early twentieth century, African Americans seeking freedom from race-based oppression in the U.S. South established an all-black town called Boley in Creek Nation, Indian Territory (today part of Oklahoma). Boley’s early history brings to light a brief, but remarkable historical moment when nationalistic black freedom ideology and geopolitical opportunity intersected for African-descended people in North America. Read more.