Tulsa library celebrating Black History Month


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African-American Resource Center located inside the Rudisill Library
African-American Resource Center located inside the Rudisill Library
Updated: 2/08/2013 3:21 pm Published: 2/08/2013 2:51 pm


The Tulsa City-County Library will celebrate Black History Month with appearances by two authors. 

Carlotta Walls LaNier is the youngest of the "Little Rock Nine." She was just 14-years-old when she and eight classmates became the first African-Americans integrated at a high school in Arkansas.

LaNier will be at Rudisill Regional Library Feb. 9 discussing and signing her book “A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School.”

Sharon Ewell Foster will also appear at Rudisill Library to honor Black History month. Foster will be in town on February 21st.

Foster’s book “The Resurrection of Nat Turner” is a fictional account of the 1881 slave rebellion in which armed with a bible and a sword, Nat Turner shined a light on the nation’s deep divide on slavery. In the aftermath, new laws made teaching slaves to read illegal and created widespread illiteracy.

Both events are sponsored by the Tulsa Library Trust and the African-American Resource Center. The resource center is located inside the Rudisill Regional Library and its purpose is to collect, preserve and provide access to resources honoring and documenting the experiences of people of African descent.

Meet Author Carlotta Walls LaNier
Author of “A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School.”
Feb. 9 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Rudisill Regional Library
1520 N. Hartford

Meet Author Sharon Ewell Foster
Author of “The Resurrection of Nat Turner”
Feb. 21 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Rudisill Regional Library
1520 N. Hartford


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