In observance of Black History Month, the Cameron University Library will present “Exceeding Expectations Against Devastating Odds: A Throwback to the Good Old Days” by writer/historian Anita Arnold. The presentation will take place on Thursday, February 12 at 2 p.m. in the Cameron University Library and is open to the public at no charge.
Arnold has served as executive director of BLAC, Inc. since 1991. She is the recipient of the Governor's Arts Award, the Pathmakers of Oklahoma City/County Award, the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame’s Spirit of Community Excellence Award, and the Oklahoma Human Rights Award from the Oklahoma Human Rights Commission. In 2012, she was named Multicultural Citizen of the Year by the Multicultural Education Institute at the University of Central Oklahoma and also received the Creative Women of Oklahoma Award from the Oklahoma chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.
She is author of four cultural history books: "Charlie and the Deuce," "Legendary Times and Tales of Second Street," "The Charlie Christian Photo Album" and "Oklahoma City Music: Deep Deuce and Beyond." Arnold is featured in the book “Uncrowned Queens of Oklahoma: African American Community Builders of Oklahoma – 1907-2007.”
February 5, 2015