By Staff Reports
Friday, February 08, 2013
2/08/13 at 2:56 AM
Rudisill Library to host 2 black history speakers
Two authors will speak this month as part of the Tulsa City-County Library's observance of Black History Month.
Carlotta Walls LaNier will speak from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday about her experience as the youngest of the Little Rock Nine, the first group of black students to integrate their high school in the Arkansas capital. Her story is recounted in her book "A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School."
Sharon Ewell Foster will talk from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 21 about her book "The Resurrection of Nat Turner," a fictionalized account of the real-life Turner, a slave who led an armed rebellion in Virginia in 1831.
Both events will be held at the Rudisill Regional Library, 1520 N. Hartford Ave.
For more information on these events and others at local library branches, go online to tulsaworld.com/library
SARA PLUMMER World Staff Writer
Kohl's accepting nominees for volunteer awards
Kohl's Cares is accepting nominations through March 15 for outstanding young volunteers ages 6 to 18 to win Kohl's Cares scholarships.
The program will award more than $425,000 in scholarships and prizes this year to more than 2,300 young volunteers who have made a positive impact on their communities.
Ten national winners will be awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships for post-secondary education, and Kohl's will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on behalf of each national winner.
Nominators must be 21 or older. To nominate a young volunteer, go online to tulsaworld.com/kohlscares
- from staff reports
School for blind planning Braille competition
MUSKOGEE - The Oklahoma School for the Blind is inviting blind or visually impaired students ages 6 to 19 statewide to sign up to compete in its Oklahoma Regional Braille Challenge on March 1.
The competition will be held at the school, 3300 Gibson St. in Muskogee.
The Braille Challenge is a national program of the Braille Institute of America and the only national academic competition for blind students in the U.S.
Participants will compete in five categories requiring them to transcribe, type and read Braille using a device called a Perkins Brailler.
Each category tests Braille skills in several areas, including reading comprehension, spelling, chart and graph reading, proofreading, and speed and accuracy.
Students from the U.S. and Canada are competing in preliminary testing this winter in hopes of qualifying for the 60 spots available in the national competition slated for June at the Braille Institute's headquarters in Los Angeles.
To register for the competition, go online to tulsaworld.com/braillechallenge
- KIM ARCHER, World Staff Writer