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Did You Know? Bass Reeves, Legendary Lawman

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DID YOU KNOW?
By Jan Barrick, CEO, Alpha Plus.
Featuring a passage about Oklahoma history from the Success with OAS series.

In Oklahoma history, one of the first of the deputies in Indian Territory was a former slave from Texas named Bass Reeves.

Bass Reeves, Legendary Lawman

One of the first black Deputy U.S. Marshals west of the Mississippi River, Bass Reeves was commissioned in 1875 and worked thirty-two years as a marshal. By statehood in 1907, Reeves was said to be the "most feared deputy U.S. marshal to work the Indian Territory."

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Did You Know? Bessie Coleman: Her Dreams Were in the Sky

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DID YOU KNOW?
By Jan Barrick, CEO, Alpha Plus.
Featuring a passage about Oklahoma history from the Success with OAS series.
 

In Oklahoma history, Bessie Coleman was just a freshman attending the Colored Agricultural and Normal University at Langston in the early 1900s. She went on to become the first black woman and the first Native American woman to receive an international pilot’s license. Read more in this sneak peek of our 6th grade ELA book!

 Her Dreams Were in the Sky

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Did You Know? Ralph Ellison: An Oklahoma Treasure

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In Oklahoma history, a musician born in Oklahoma City in 1914 grew up to write one of the most influential novels in American history. During Black History Month, we remember the life of Ralph Ellison and the first great novel by an African-American writer, Invisible Man, published in 1952

Ralph Ellison: An Oklahoma Treasure

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Did You Know? Oklahoma Elements: Helium & Iodine

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DID YOU KNOW?
By Jan Barrick, CEO, Alpha Plus.
Featuring a passage about Oklahoma history from the Success with OAS series.

In Oklahoma history, a favorite source of fun for children and an important nutrient have been produced right here in our state. In this selection, learn more about two essential elements still supplied to the world by Oklahoma today.

Oklahoma Elements: Helium and Iodine

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Did You Know? Capitals and the Capitol

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DID YOU KNOW?
By Jan Barrick, CEO, Alpha Plus.
Featuring a passage about Oklahoma history from the Success with OAS series.

DID YOU KNOW?

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