Boley, The Crown Jewel of America's Historical All-Black Towns


As part of the Struggle and Hope web /documentary project (follow us on Facebook here or Instagram here or watch our short videos on Youtube), on Oklahoma's important but often forgotten historical all-black towns, here is a picture essay on Boley, which still holds an annual Memorial Day parade and rodeo, and was once called "the crown jewel" of America's all-black towns, founded after the Civil War as a place to escape oppression and discrimination.

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