Heritage Celebration Series to honor Black History Month

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Heritage Celebration Series to honor Black History Month

 Bruce Fisher

Bruce T. Fisher to present as part of Northwestern’s Heritage Celebration Series.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University Heritage Celebration Series to present speaker Bruce. T. Fisher on Monday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. as part of Black History Month. Fisher’s presentation, “Interpreting the African-American Experience,” will be delivered through ITV to locations in Alva - Carter Hall 107, Enid - Room 202, Woodward - Room 114, and Ponca City - Room 112. Fisher’s presentation is free and open to the public.

His presentation offers a unique perspective on a number of interesting African-American historical events as well as individuals who helped contribute to the growth and development of Oklahoma.

“We’re pleased once again to present Bruce Fisher to share his special passion and knowledge on the African-American experience with our students at Northwestern as well as our communities,” Dr. Deena Fisher, Woodward campus dean, said.

Fisher was born in Chickasha to civil rights pioneer Ada Louis Sipuel Fisher and grew up in Oklahoma City. He received a Bachelor of History degree from Langston University and a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship to study at the University of Ghana and the University of Nigeria in West Africa. Fisher completed his Master of History degree from Texas Southern University in Houston.

Fisher has worked as an oral history researcher on a research project at Rice University and served as the director of the A. Phillip Randolph Institute in Houston. He was the director of the JFK Project Area Committee in Oklahoma City, and worked as a personnel consultant and training specialist for Norwest Bank Systems in Minneapolis. He also was the director in institutional advancement at Langston University and researcher and writer of the book “A Matter of Black and White: The Autobiography of Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher.”

Fisher is an administrative program officer at the Oklahoma Historical Society and curator for the development of the new African-American Exhibit at the Oklahoma History Center.

For more information on Northwestern’s Heritage Celebration series contact Kristin Mravinec, campus coordinator of ITV/events coordinator of Northwestern’s Woodward campus, at (580) 254-2503 or klmravinec@nwosu.edu.

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