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700s Leads To The Oscars, Or K. K. Barrett Went To The Library

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In a February 28th, 2014 Tulsa World article, painter, West Coast punk rock band drummer, award-winning music video and commercial designer, Academy Award-nominated film production designer, opera creator, and former Memorial High School student K. K. Barrett remembers Tulsa's 70s music scene, its local improv, and his time at the downtown library, "I went to Tulsa's downtown library and taught myself about fine art and decided that was my future."

On Film: Oklahoma's African-American Communities In The Twenties

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The Solomon Sir Jones film collection is available online from Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. The collection consists of 29 silent black and white films that document  African-American communities in Oklahoma from 1924 to 1928.