Oklahoma City, OK 73105
For Immediate Release: August 9, 2016
Sen. Kevin Matthews
Legislative Black Caucus releases information for
donations to scholarship fund honoring Oklahoma’s first black
After recently announcing plans to create
a $10,000 endowed scholarship at Langston University honoring E.
Melvin Porter, Oklahoma’s first black member of the state
Senate, the chair of the Legislative Black Caucus announced Tuesday
that Langston University is now accepting donations.
Matthews said the Langston University Foundation can answer
questions or accept contributions to the Sen. E. Melvin Porter Scholarship
Fund. Those interested can contact Dana Hope Chism at 405-466-6024,
or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the school’s website at
“E. Melvin Porter was an important civil rights leader and
worked to protect those rights while serving in the Senate,”
said Sen. Kevin Matthews, D-Tulsa. “This scholarship will
honor his life and service.”
In addition to Chairman Matthews, who represents Senate District
11, other members of the Oklahoma Legislative Black Caucus include
Vice Chair, Rep. George E. Young, House District 99; Sen. Anastasia
Pittman, Senate District 48; Rep. Mike Shelton, House District 97;
and Rep. Regina Goodwin, House District 73.
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