The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

October 30, 2013

Brown to speak at CSRHC Fall Lecture Series


Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center’s Fall Lecture Series, “Legacy of the Oklahoma Cherokee Strip,” will conclude Monday with a look at the pioneers who settled the Cherokee Strip, the challenges they faced and their resolve.

Kenny L. Brown, professor of history and chair of the Department of History and Geography at the University of Central Oklahoma will speak on “The Legacy of Determination, Depravation and Resilience.”  Brown’s presentation will focus on the social, cultural and economic conditions the pioneers faced in the years following the land run of 1893.  

Brown earned his Ph.D. at Oklahoma State University in 1985. He is a specialist in the American West, Oklahoma, Gilded Age and the Progressive Era. He recently presented programs on the various land openings for the National Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Neb., and at Oklahoma History Center.  

He has published several articles and books, including an article on the Cherokee Outlet.

The CSRHC Fall Lecture Series will be 7 p.m. in the Gantz Center on the campus of Northern Oklahoma College Enid. The lecture series is free and open to the public.

The lecture series is being filmed by Oklahoma Historical Society and made available for public television and for purchase at Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center.

For information on the Fall Lecture Series, go to the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center’s website at www.cs rhc.org.