FOLIO ǀ PO BOX 702585, TULSA, OK 74170 ǀ KAREN NEUROHR | KAREN_NEUROHR@OKSTATE.EDU
Thanks for joining us for Oklahoma’s 14th National Literary Landmark site dedication held on May 31, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park, 290 North Elgin Ave., Tulsa in honor of Dr. John Hope Franklin (1915-
The Ceremony featured a proclamation reading and remarks by Councilor Vanessa Hale Harper, Representative Regina Goodwin, and Senator Matthews, speech by Hannibal B. Johnson, music by Star Fisher and by Certain Curtain, keynote address by John W. Franklin, and introduction of special guests by emcee Michael Wallis. The dedication will conclude with a memorial ceremony dedicated to those who have lost their lives to violence.
Literary Landmarks are a national designation through United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. http://www.ala.org/united/products_services/literarylandmarks
Sponsors for the dedication are Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma (FOLIO), the John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation, the Oklahoma State University Library, and United for Libraries. List of sponsors and partners: https://library.okstate.edu/files/news/summer-
Photo courtesy John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies, Duke University.
The mission of FOLIO is to strengthen libraries in Oklahoma through Friends of Libraries.
At the Governor’s Conference on Libraries in 1978, a proclamation called for a state Friends of the Library to be formed. From that Proclamation came the original Board and Membership of Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma (FOLIO).
FOLIO’s proudly invests in Friends of Libraries (FOLs) and libraries by
Connecting and promoting Oklahoma FOLs
Recognizing exemplary FOLs
Recognizing FOL Week activities
Offering Seed Grants for new FOLs
Offering scholarships for Oklahoma librarians
Developing Oklahoma’s nationally recognized Literary Landmarks
Providing Outreach Ambassadors to FOLs
Advocating for libraries
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