All locationswill be closed for Labor Day on Mon, Sep 5
The Peggy Helmerich Library will be closed temporarily for light renovation. We anticipate the closure to last several weeks. During the closure, any items you have placed on hold will be sent to Hardesty Library.
Mary Grayson was born into slavery in Indian Territory. Her parents were owned by Mose Perryman, and they lived in the Choska (pronounced Choe-skey) bottoms, a fertile floodplain across the Arkansas river from Haskell. She describes Creek Indian division during the Civil War, including a bit about Opothle Yahola:
This month, at various locations in the Tulsa City-County Library system, you'll find some great programs celebrating African-American history. In the Tulsa and Oklahoma collection, you'll find several great resources on African-American history in our state.