Emmit J. McHenry
The history of Silicon Valley’s technological and cultural revolution during the birth of the commercial internet includes names such as Tim Berners-Lee, Linus Torvalds, Steve Wozniak, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Jeff Bezos. However, one name is notably missing: Emmit J. McHenry. The Booker T. Washington High School varsity athlete
Eddie Faye Gates
In the spring of 2021, the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa (ahha) exhibited No Parking Studios artists Antonio Andrews and Alexander Tamahn’s “Revisionist Future,” a collection of works by the two Black artists that challenged visitors to “strive to imagine a future where there is global equality and rooted
Homer Johnson
In December of 2019, the Oklahoma Eagle issued a scathing editorial against the Tulsa Development Authority (TDA). After a long series of objections from community members during a City Council meeting in March of that year, the Council voted unanimously to suspend the TDA’s proposed neighborhood changes, compiled into the
Amos T. Hall
A painting (by Norman artist Mike Wimmer) of Amos T. Hall, Thurgood Marshall, and Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, the first woman of color to be admitted to the University of Oklahoma Law School, hangs in the halls of the Oklahoma Senate Chamber. This may be the only public monument to
Dr. Charles Bate
The surname “Bate” is likely not well-known in Oklahoma, but it’s most certainly recognized in Tennessee. Humphrey Bate was born in Castalian Springs, Tennessee, on May 25, 1875. He spent his teenage years collecting pocket change playing harmonica on steamboats traveling the Cumberland River. He eventually attended medical school at