Intellectual Changemakers: Celebrating Oklahoma's Visionaries

This exhibit features seven inspiring Oklahomans that helped to reshape our understanding of the world and inspired peope to make changes.

Open date

April 7, 2022

Close date

September 24, 2022

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Inspiring Oklahomans contributed ideas that reshaped our understanding of the world and inspired people to make change. The Intellectual Changemakers: Celebrating Oklahoma's Visionaries exhibit explores the contributions of innovators who made history through advancements in the realms of literature, medical research, history, academia, and social advocacy.

"I am sometimes asked to state my ‘goals and ambitions in writing.’ I suppose I have only one: to discover truth and publish it." - Angie Debo

This exhibit features portraits of seven intellectual changemakers: Hannah Diggs Atkins, Angie Debo, Ralph Ellison, John Hope Franklin, George Henderson, N. Scott Momaday, and Jordan Tang. In bringing their stories together, we hope to illustrate Oklahoma's rich past of contributing knowledge and ideas to the world.

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