Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: April 16, 2015
Sen. Anastasia Pittman
Sen. Kevin Matthews
Oklahoma Black Caucus Foundation Reschedules
20th Biennial A. C. Hamlin Banquet
The 20th Biennial A. C. Hamlin Banquet, originally
scheduled to be held Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at the National Cowboy
& Western Heritage Museum, has been rescheduled to September
28, 2015. The reception begins at 6:00 p.m. and dinner is at 7:00
p.m. Please mark your calendars for the new date and watch for more
information regarding ticket purchases.
The A. C. Hamlin Biennial Banquet is held in honor of Albert Comstock
Hamlin, who was the first African American elected to the Oklahoma
state Legislature (1908) and was the only black to serve until 1964.
The honorees for the 20th Biennial A. C. Hamlin Banquet have been
selected. Honorees are:
• Trooper Lateka Alexander, Oklahoma’s first African
American female State Trooper;
• Michael C. Thompson, Commissioner Oklahoma Department of
Public Safety and Brigadier General, Assistant Adjutant General,
Oklahoma Army National Guard;
• Leroy Thomas, Sr. (Posthumously), longtime president and
chairman of American State Bank., which for many years was the only
black-owned bank in Oklahoma; and
• Roosevelt Milton, State of Oklahoma servant for over 43
years, having served 21 years as the President of the Oklahoma City
NAACP, now serving as President Emeritus.
Special recognition honors will be presented to Governor Bill Anoatubby,
Chickasaw Nation; Central States Troopers Coalition Association;
and the AFL-CIO.
The Oklahoma Black Caucus Foundation is proud to host this event
in recognition of such a worthy individual and to honor others who
have made significant contributions not only to their communities,
but to the State of Oklahoma and the nation. Please mark your calendars
for September 28, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
Oklahoma Black Caucus Foundation members include Senator Anastasia
A. Pittman, Chair; Senator Kevin
L. Matthews, Vice Chair; Representative Mike Shelton, and Representative
George Young, Sr.
For more information, contact: