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Author Event with Connie Cronley on Oklahoma Statehood Day

OU-Tulsa Center for Studies in Democracy and Culture, Founders Hall, 4502 East 41st Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74135

The Story of the Early Day Crusader Who Upset the Applecart of Oklahoma’s Male Power Structure

The University of Oklahoma-Tulsa’s Center for Studies in Democracy and Culture is presenting its first in-person program November 16th after restricting activities because of Covid-19, according to the Center’s Director, Prof. Rodger A. Randle.

The program will feature author Connie Cronley talking about her new biography of Kate Barnard “A Life on Fire.”   “This date is the anniversary of Oklahoma’s statehood,” Randle said, “so it is appropriate that we reopen with a program about the most famous—yet forgotten—woman in the state history.”

Barnard was a politician, political activist and elected state official a decade before women could vote.  Her department’s investigation into a vast conspiracy to defraud Oklahoma Indian orphans of their allotted estates by deceit, swindle, kidnapping and murder presaged the public revelations of the Osage murders as detailed in David Gann’s “Killers of the Flower Moon.”

The program begins at 11:00am at Founders Hall, OU-Tulsa, 41st and Peoria.

Attendance is free of charge. No advance registration is required. All guest are requested to wear masks and to have been vaccinated against Covid.

For more information and to register your attendance follow this link –

Or contact: Rodger Randle 918-779-5713  or email [email protected]