Ralph Ellison Library presents a Black History Month special event.
Date: Saturday February 22, 2014
Time: 11 A.M.
Location: Ralph Ellison Library
2000 NE 23rd
OKC, OK 73111
Join genealogist Ron Graham, from the Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band, as he discusses the Dawes Commission, the details of “40 acres and a mule,” and presents a how-to lesson on tribal enrollment and family tree research. Lunch is provided and participants must pre-register by calling 424-1437.
RONALD GRAHAM SR. was born and raised in Okmulgee, OK. He spent a few years of his elementary life in Muskogee, OK. He graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1982, and attended Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami, OK, and Langston University. His father Theodore BLUE Graham was an original allottee, roll number NewBorn Freedmen 671.
Mr. Graham was a litigant in effort to regain his tribal citizenship in the Muscogee (Creek) Nation: Ron Graham vs. Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma Citizenship Board (CV-2003-53), and also in the Supreme Court of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation: Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma Citizenship Board vs. Ron Graham (SC 2006-03).
Mr. Graham currently serves as President of the Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band, and formerly the President of the NAACP, Okmulgee, OK branch, and former Vice President of the Descendants of Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes Association. He has been involved with genealogy and the history of the Freedmen for 30 years.