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Daily Mail
Oklahoma's first black state senator E. Melvin Porter dies aged 86He was 86. Porter, who grew up in Okmulgee, was the second black member of the
Oklahoma's first black state senator E. Melvin Porter dies aged 86
Daily Mail / Posted 2 days ago
He was 86. Porter, who grew up in Okmulgee, was the second black member of the Oklahoma Legislature, according to the Oklahoma Historical Society. He served as a Democratic senator from 1965-1987, pushing for the state's Anti-Discrimination... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Oklahoma's first black state senator dies at 86E. Melvin Porter, died Tuesday at his Oklahoma City home after contracting a fe
Oklahoma's first black state senator dies at 86
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 3 days ago
E. Melvin Porter, died Tuesday at his Oklahoma City home after contracting a fever while in hospice care. He was 86. The Oklahoma Historical Society says Porter, who grew up in Okmulgee, was the second black member of the Oklahoma Legislature. He... Read more
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News.com.au
The “greatest development in the history of merchandising” took a while to be embracedA woman uses an early shopping trolley, the same design still in use today. Pic
The “greatest development in the history of merchandising” took a while to be embraced
News.com.au / Posted 7 days ago
A woman uses an early shopping trolley, the same design still in use today. Picture: Oklahoma Historical Society IF THERE’S one invention that demonstrates just how far technology has come in the past 80 years it might be the humble shopping... Read more
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