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Labor Day Weekend

Langston to Be Visited In Black Town Tour

IThe town of Langston, one of the few remaining all-Black towns in Oklahoma, will be part of the annual Motorcycle Tour set for Labor Day Weekend.

The tour will take place on Friday, Aug. 30, and Saturday, Aug. 31.

Langston was the first all-Black town staked during the Land Run of Oklahoma, and is the home of the farthest West of the historically Black colleges and universities, founded by Edward P. McCabe, the father of the Black Town Movement.

Visit Langston, 1st Black town staked during the famous land runs of Oklahoma, home of the farthest West of the historically Black colleges and universities, founded by Edward P. McCabe the father of the Black Town Movement.

Patrons will visit Boley, the most successful Black town, home of the 1st Black-owned bank, the 1st nationally-charted Black bank and the 1st Black-owned telephone & electric companies. Home of the world-famous Black cowboy, the inventor of steer wrestling who performed with Will Rogers, The Bulldogger Bill Pickett.

Boley was deemed the most enterprising of all Negro towns in America by famous Black leader & founder of the Tuskeegee Institute Booker T. Washington.

Also, patrons will visit Rentiesville, home of the famous blues musician D.C. Minner.

She the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame during the nationally recognized Dusk Til Dawn Blues Festival. ..To read more, subscribe to the blackchronicle newspaper

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