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Murray State College celebrates African American History Month

February 11, 2021


The Murray State College Cultural Events Committee has an exciting month of activities planned for February’s African American History Month.  Events open to the public include a documentary film and a visit by Oklahoma State Legislator Mauree Turner.

First up is a screening of the documentary film Man on Fire which takes place in Grand Saline, Texas.   According to the film’s website, Man on Fire details the suicide of local minister Charles Moore.  Moore committed suicide as a final protest against the virulent racism of his community and his country at large.  The film will be shown on February 16 at 6:30 p.m. in MSC’s Fletcher Auditorium in Tishomingo.

Those unable to attend the showing will be able to view the film with the link provided below until Thursday, February 18 at midnight.
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A copy of the DVD is also available in the MSC Library and the film is available for rent on several streaming services.

Murray State College’s commemoration of African American History Month will also include a presentation by Oklahoma State Legislator Mauree Turner who will be speaking February 22 at 6:30 p.m. in Fletcher Auditorium. Those interested in attending can sit socially distanced in the auditorium or can watch via Zoom. 

Elected to represent District 88 in the Oklahoma House of Representatives with more than 70 percent of the vote, Representative Turner grew up in Ardmore, attended college at Oklahoma State University and spent time organizing various civil rights projects throughout the state. Although a legislative newcomer, Turner’s civic experience includes serving as a board member for the Council on American-Islamic Relations and as a leader in the American Civil Liberties Union’s’ Campaign for Smart Justice, a criminal justice reform effort.

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Meeting ID: 976 8895 8470

For questions about public events on February 16 and 20, please contact Dr. Rebecca Jacobs-Pollez at