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Black History Month: Maxine Horner was one of first black women to serve in Okla. Senate

Posted at 9:48 PM, Feb 03, 2020
and last updated 2021-03-04 08:12:19-05

February is Black History Month. So, for the next few weeks we will be highlighting influential African Americans in Green Country's history. Tonight, we recognize Maxine Horner.

She was one of the first African American women to serve in the Oklahoma State Senate.

While in office, Horner played a major role in passing legislation that created the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program.

It benefits students in Oklahoma colleges whose parents make $50,000 or less a year.

Horner served in the state senate from 1987 to 2005. She's also credited with founding the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

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