This is one of thirteen all-black towns, out of more than 50 that once existed, remaining in Oklahoma. While Tullahassee is reportedly the oldest, most were established between 1889 and 1907 as blacks sought security and control of their own destiny in a segregated world. Most of the towns began to decline in the 1920s and 1930s as rural blacks faced economic hardships and began to move to urban areas. Red Bird was established with a post office in June 1902. **
Located in community of Red Bird, Oklahoma. **
** Information and directions from the Oklahoma Historical Society. Image via Pinterest.