Friday, February 11, 2011

Freedmen Descendent to host Black History Program on their History

The Descendants of Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes Association and their Supporters will host a Black History Program focusing on the History of the Freedmen of the 5 Civilized Tribes on Saturday February 12, 2011 at the Martin Luther King Center, 627 N 3rd Street in Muskogee Oklahoma.

The program will begin at one pm central time and is free and open to the general public.

Special speakers are retired educator Mrs Shirley Ballard Nero and Conners State Professor Jimmie White. Meeting attendants will learn about black towns as well as leading citizens of Indian Territory prior to Oklahoma Statehood. Attorney Keen will also brief meeting attendants on recent events in the Cherokee nation tribal court.

For more information contact: Mrs Vann (405-227-9810) or Mrs Brown: 918-683-2753 . The organization website is: