We recently mailed the latest edition of the Great Plains Journal to our membership. Volume 49 is composed of five articles concerning the African-American community in (or near) Lawton.
Above, you can see the front cover, table of contents, and back cover. The front cover features a 1965 work titled, "Unanimity," a mixed media piece by artist Leo Moore. Moore graduated from Frederick A Douglass High School, Lawton, in 1958. The back cover is an original work from the Museum of the Great Plains' collection, used as a model for a mural painted on the north exterior wall of the Patterson Center in Lawton. Albert Johnson, Sr, who envisioned the mural, is shown seated at right. Johnson served as principal at Douglass until the integration of Lawton Public Schools, and afterward as Deputy Superintendent of Schools. Moore became the first director of the Patterson Center.
Members of the Museum of the Great Plains receive the Journal automatically. (See the membership page here.) If you are not a member at the time of publication, you can still get a copy. Previous volumes may be available as well. Contact us at <email@example.com> for more information.
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