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Come and Learn: Okey Drew book discussion and signing presented by Dr. Ameenah Fuller
October 22, 2022, 1 p.m.–3 p.m.
On Saturday, October 22, from 1 to 3 p.m., the John and Eleanor Kirkpatrick Research Center of the Oklahoma Historical Society will host a Come and Learn program presented by Dr. Ameenah Fuller, author of the book Okey Drew. The event will take place in the Musser Learning Lab on the first floor of the Oklahoma History Center, located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City. Copies of the book will be for sale, and the author will be available for a book signing following the program.
This event is free, but seating is limited, so guests are encouraged to pre-register for this program by calling 405-522-5225 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Okey Drew is the story of Fuller’s ancestor—a Muscogee (Creek) freedman who was denied citizenship in the Muscogee Nation. In the book, Fuller uses genealogical research to show the struggle of freedmen and includes the primary source material related to Okey Drew’s experience.
Fuller is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, Seton Hall University School of Law and New England College. She is the founder of the non-profit Creek Freedmen Initiative, the Cornerstone of Black Wall Street Foundation based in Oklahoma City. She works as a consultant and devotes her spare time to writing and genealogical research.