All Black Towns

Revitalizing America's Historic All Black Towns Episode 2:

This session features three distinguished leaders in the all-Black town movement: Mildred Burkhalter (Mayor, Rentiesville, Oklahoma), Delbert DeWitty (Board member, Descendants of DeWitty, DeWitty, Nebraska), and Henrietta Hicks (Town Historian, Boley, Oklahoma). Series creator and 400 Commission member Hannibal B. Johnson will moderate the discussion.  Like the session that preceded it, this second installment in the series offers viewers a robust, substantive, and thoughtful look, through multiple perspectives, at this little-known piece of the Black experience. The all-Black towns are a “must know” sliver of our shared past. 

Episode 1

All Black Towns

Episode 3: Coming Soon!