Special Events: Enid Reads

The series kicks off at 6:30 p.m. on September 21 with “Remembering Miss Angie”, a presentation by Dr. Ron Schaefer, former resident of Marshall, OK. His presentation will be followed by a film screening of “Indians, Outlaws, and Angie Debo.” One free copy of the book Prairie City [while supplies last] will be given to participants who register to attend one of several facilitated book discussions. An encore presentation of “Indians, Outlaws, and Angie Debo” will take place at noon on September 27. All events take place at the Enid Public Library, 120 W. Maine unless otherwise specified.

Thanks to grant funding from Oklahoma Humanities, an educational booklet introducing Angie Debo’s life and work will be published and distributed beginning October 3.  At the 6:30 p.m. event on October 3, Dr. Patricia Loughlin, Professor of History at the University of Central Oklahoma, will present a talk titled “Angie Debo’s Childhood: Growing Up in Marshall.” On October 12 at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Roger Hardaway, Professor of History at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, will present, “Angie Debo and Transportation in Early Oklahoma.” The 6:30 p.m. presentation on October 17 will be by Dr. Kurt Anderson, History Ph.D. and Research Professional at the Oklahoma State University Library Archives, titled “Angie Debo: The Legacy of Oklahoma’s Greatest Historian.”

The series finale takes place at 7:00 p.m. on October 24 at Enid Symphony Hall, 301 W. Broadway. “Legends Nagonagogee” is a delightful presentation of the rich, oral tradition of America’s first peoples. Filled with songs, legends, and language, this one-man show features Will Hill, a full blood Muscogee-Creek Indian whose traditional name is Kabitcha Feke Sego. He has performed in over 3,500 venues nationwide since 1990, and won numerous awards including Favorite Indian Performer in the state of Oklahoma and the Mocelyn Larkin Cultural Achievement Award. You will hear the voices of his ancestors as he shares his own family’s repertoire of stories and folklore. This performance is ideal for all ages.

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