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Initiative

A More Perfect Union: America at 250

The Oklahoma Humanities “A More Perfect Union: America at 250” initiative catalyzes community engagement with the humanities and American history as we as a nation explore what is means to strive for “A More Perfect Union” and commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 2026.

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Initiative

A More Perfect Union: America at 250

The Oklahoma Humanities “A More Perfect Union: America at 250” initiative catalyzes community engagement with the humanities and American history as we as a nation explore what is means to strive for “A More Perfect Union” and commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 2026.

"A More Perfect Union" Programs and Events

Get involved in your community through local libraries, schools, and community centers.

Programming for this initiative incudes reading and discussion groups, Oklahoma National History Day programming in conjunction with the Oklahoma Historical Society, and more!

Cheyenne Madonna, January 13, Russell Lawson Scholar, The Museum Broken Arrow Jan 13

6:30 PM

LTAI | Broken Arrow - Cheyenne Madonna

Crazy Brave, February 10, Andrew Vassar Scholar, The Museum Broken Arrow Feb 10

6:30 PM

LTAI | Broken Arrow - Crazy Brave

Leaving Holes, March 10, Andrew Vassar scholar, The Museum Broken Arrow Mar 10

6:30 PM

LTAI | Broken Arrow - Leaving Holes

Let's Talk About It, a Program of Oklahoma Humanities Apr 14

6:30 PM

LTAI | Broken Arrow - The Woman Who Watches Over the World

Choctalking on Other Realities, May 12, Kurt Lively Scholar, The Museum Broken Arrow May 12

6:30 PM

LTAI | Broken Arrow - Choctalking On Other Realities

Pushing the Bear, January 25, Caroline Larsen scholar, Mabel C. Fry Public library Jan 25

12:00 PM

LTAI | Yukon - Pushing the Bear

Fire in Beulah, February 22, Harbour Winn scholar, Mabel C. Fry Public library Feb 22

12:00 PM

LTAI | Yukon - Fire in Beulah

Red Dirt, March 22, pam Westbrook scholar, Mabel C. Fry public library Mar 22

12:00 PM

LTAI | Yukon - Red Dirt

Shell Shaker, April 26, Richard Rouillard scholar, Mabel C. Fry public library Apr 26

12:00 PM

LTAI | Yukon - Shell Shaker

The Honk and holler opening soon, May 24, Mark Davies scholar, Mabel C. Fry public library May 24

12:00 PM

LTAI | Yukon - The Honk and Holler Opening Soon

 

Let's Talk About It Reading and Discussion Groups

One aspect of this initiaitive will be 10-15 in-person or virtual reading and discussion programs through the established council-led Let’s Talk About It program, with themes that center our nation’s quest for a more just, inclusive, and sustainable society. Let’s Talk About It is a nationwide reading and discussion program developed by the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1982. If you are interested in hosting a reading and discussion program, please contact Program Officer Sarah Olzawski (sarah@okhumanities.org) for more information. Themes include broad humanities topics such as American experiences from diverse perspectives, Oklahoma-specific narratives, and key moments in American history. Three new themes developed for this special project include:

  • Memory, Memorials and Painful Pasts: A More Perfect Union theme
  • Native American Identity From Past to Present: A More Perfect Union theme
  • Of Shadows and Light: Stories of African American Resilience: A More Perfect Union theme

Apply to host a discussion group in your community!

View The Full "More Perfect Union" Themes and Books List

 

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