Editorial calls for teaching more local history to Oklahoma University students

The Oklahoma Daily editorial board is calling for more education about Oklahoma and Indian history.

The paper said in part: “There should be a greater focus on Oklahoma history, literature and culture in OU’s curriculum. It wouldn’t be out of line to require out-of-state students to take a class in local history as a general education class.

People should know about the places in which they live, whether openly exotic or not. We should know our history of stealing land from American Indians (land run), a serious populist movement and the Tulsa race riots. These are not light topics worth ignoring for four to five years while already studying so much of the history of the rest of the world.”

Read the entire editorial.

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