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African Americans to thank for transforming Oklahoma City corridor

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African Americans to thank for transforming Oklahoma City corridor

Deep Deuce, a neighborhood in downtown Oklahoma City, is known for its unique architecture, but do you know where its roots are planted and who helped create it? African Americans transformed 2nd Street and the surrounding neighborhood into a thriving corridor of Oklahoma City.

According to the Oklahoma Historical Society, legendary figures such as jazz guitarist Charlie Christian, “blues shouter” Jimmy Rushing, internationally-acclaimed writer Ralph Ellison and many other doctors, educators, entrepreneurs and activists are to thank for the neighborhood’s success today.

Learn about the “deep” history of this neighborhood and its architectural footprint by visiting the Oklahoma History Center.

Carolyn Taylor, Jones PR

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