Did you know there was once an effort to make Oklahoma an all-black state? Although it never happened, dozens of independent all-black towns formed and many residents thrived. They built businesses, started schools and grew strong communities. Today only a few of these towns remain. Some have very small populations and are barely hanging on. They still have blues festivals, rodeos and school reunions, but few businesses. This ongoing hope and struggle fortifies our nation’s fabric. If you want to join us on this project to complete our history email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or become a member of our Facebook page.