I just got the information on the All-Black Towns tour, sponsored by the Rudisill Branch of the Tulsa City County Library System. It will be June 13th. One of the librarians here and I went on the tour one year, and it was great fun, informational and a real bargain. This year it looks like you get to go into the DC Minner Blues Club (the year I went we just drove by), but we had a nice lunch in Taft and the mayor extended a warm invitation. Also on this year’s tour is Red Bird, Gibson Station, Wybark, Tullahassee, Rentiesville and Summit.
Picture of the late D C Minner at the Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival. Picture copyright Fred Marvel.
There’s a great post by Dave Ruthenberg, Columnist for the Enid NEWS, about Shelby and D C and the Oklahoma Blues.
One thing, if you want to go on the All Black Towns tour you need to hurry to the Rudisill library and get your tickets. The buses fill up very quickly from all the people returning each year. You’ll have fun, meet nice people, learn about African-American history in Oklahoma, eat good food and this year get to go to the Blues Club. What are you waiting for.