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Choctaw Code Talkers film screening and discussion *canceled*

November 12, 1 p.m.3 p.m.

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In honor of Native American Heritage Month, the Oklahoma History Center (OHC) will screen portions of an updated film about the Choctaw Code Talkers of the first World War on Saturday, November 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. The screening will be followed by a discussion.

Clips of the film will be shown in the Musser Learning Lab on the first floor of the OHC. The screening is free to attend with paid admission to the OHC. For more information call 405-522-0765.

This event will highlight the use of the Choctaw language as a powerful tool during World War I. In 1918 and 1919, Choctaw soldiers used their native language to transmit messages and prevent German forces from understanding their communications. Their inventiveness and courage set a precedent for code talking as an effective military weapon. They are considered America’s original code talkers.

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Date:
November 12
Time:
1 p.m.–3 p.m.
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Oklahoma History Center
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73105
405-522-0765
www.okhistory.org/historycenter