Dr. Sidney Carter

A native of Broken Bow and currently residing in Oklahoma City, Dr. Sidney Carter spent all twelve years of his public school education in the Broken Bow segregated system, graduating as the valedictorian of his class in 1962. He attended Langston University where he played basketball for the legendary Coach C. Felton "Zip" Gayles and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. He attended Central State University from 1972-1974, earning a Master’s of Education in Guidance and Counseling. He earned a Doctor of Education degree from Oklahoma State University in 1991, majoring in Adult and Continuing Education. Sidney taught in the Oklahoma City Public School system and served as an administrator at Rose State College, Midwest City, for 29 years. He currently serves as the Assistant to the Superintendent for Human Resources at Metro Technology Centers in Oklahoma City. Sidney is a Vietnam Veteran who served four years in the United States Air Force from 1967 to 1971. He is married to Barbara Ann Carter, and they have four children. Sidney and his wife Barbara are the proud grandparents of four beautiful grandchildren: Noah Anthony Carter, Tatum Elizabeth Carter, Jude Abrham Carter, and Isaac Allan Del Rio Carter.

Hall of Fame Inductee

Dr. Sidney Carter
was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in

Recent Publications


Broken Bow's Black Communities

Broken Bow's Black Communities and Dunbar High School chronicles the early history of Broken Bow, including family life, leisure time, and black churches. The book is filled with facts and stories of the black citizens of Broken Bow, and although it may appear condemning of the segregated environment, the author has a great love for his hometown. His desire was to preserve the memories and experiences shared as a legacy for future generations.