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Senate Interim Study

Economic benefits of cultural tourism - National Civil Rights Trail

Subject IS-2021-52
Time 9:30am
Location ,
  1. 1. Opening remarks - Senator Matthews

    2. Progress update  13 original Blacks towns initiatives - Trait Thompson & Larry O'Dell, Oklahoma Historical Society

    3. Opportunities for tourism and visitor expansion - Oklahoma Department of Tourism

    4. Economic impact from other states connected to the Civil Rights Trail - Senator Matthews

    5. Current tourism attractions from some of the 13 original Black towns - Dr. Donnie and Shirley Nero, Black Educators Museum, Clearkview, OK; Frances Shelton, Mayor, Boley, OK; report on Smithsonian grant, Karen Ekuban, Boley, OK

    6. Questions and Conclusion

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