Dr. King visited OKC in 1960. He encouraged community leaders to act on their plans.

This is part of report from the Governor's Committee on Human Relations several weeks later. It confirms peaceful protests had begun in OKC and the committee's support for such progress.


Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his achievements as a civil rights leader, equality advocate and one of the most influential leaders in American History.

Did you know that Dr. King visited Oklahoma City on July 30, 1960?

ODL will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will reopen Tuesday, January 18, for normal business hours.

Register to participate in the Leading in an Emergency program which offers leadership and emergency preparedness education to nonprofits at NO COST!
Get all the details and register by Tuesday, January 18 for the first opportunity ▶️

Tues, January 18 is the sixth annual US National Day of Racial Healing.

Here are a few resources.

For individual reflection and/or discussion within your organization

For archivists, librarians and other information professionals

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