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2023 Soulful Story: The Musical History of Ella Fitzgerald

Thursday, February 23
6:00 pm 7:00 pm

Join us for the Musical History of Ella Fitzgerald presented by Taylor Deneen. Free admission, light refreshments to follow.

Presentation will be at:
Albert Johnson Sr. Auditorium
102 E. Gore Blvd.
Lawton, OK

*Parking available on east side of the building.


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History of Soulful Story

Soulful Story was originally developed as an initiative of the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department to promote the stories of African-Americans who have contributed to the history of Oklahoma. The Soulful Story Committee, the Friends of the Library, and the Lawton Public Library have continued this tradition.

Previous Soulful Story Events

  • Twelfth Annual, 2022: Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten: A PBS Documentary
  • 2021: Cancelled due to COVID. 
  • Tenth Annual, 2020: Clara Luper Legacy Committee Presents Children of the Civil Rights Movie & Discussion
  • Ninth Annual, 2019: Discover the Roots of Oklahoma Blues & Jazz by Dr. Harold Aldridge, Jr.
  • Eighth Annual, 2018: The Voices of 1921 Tulsa Presented by Vanessa Adams-Harris
  • Seventh Annual, 2017: Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher: Oklahoma Civil Rights Trail Blazer Presented by Vanessa Adams-Harris
  • Sixth Annual, 2016: Ride to Rainy Mountain: The Legend of Britt Johnson Presented by Wallace C. Moore
  • Fifth Annual, 2015: Legendary Cowboy Bose Ikard Presented by Wallace C. Moore
  • Fourth Annual, 2014: Cathay Williams: The Hidden Soldier Presented by DWe Williams
  • Third Annual, 2013: Ride From Cache Creek: Stories of Bass Reeves, A Deputy U.S. Marshall Presented by Wallace C. Moore
  • Second Annual, 2012: Shelvin Shropshire Presented by Wallace C. Moore
  • First Annual, 2011: Remembering the Life of Henry O. Flipper Presented by Wallace C. Moore