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Oklahoma Voices: Memories of Oklahoma (Nov 11, 2007)
In this week of celebrations for Oklahoma’s one hundredth year of statehood, we listen to one state resident’s recollections from her life in the Sooner State. Anita Martinez tells her story to her granddaughter, Jessica Martinez Brooks, as part of the Metropolitan Library’s “Oklahoma Voices” oral history project, which is modeled after the national StoryCorps series that airs on NPR. We also speak about the project with Dana Morrow, the library system’s Director of Outreach, Children’s Services and Senior Services. To schedule your own interview, call 414-9977.

In the second half of our program, we re-broadcast a speech former Governor George Nigh gave to members of the State Chamber last June about how he introduced the bill in the state legislature in 1953 to make “Oklahoma” the official state song.

Read the lyrics to the original state song, “Oklahoma, A Toast,” as well as the current state song, “Oklahoma”

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