Eastern to host presentation in honor of Black History Month


WILBURTON, OK (Feb. 14, 2014) – Eastern Oklahoma State College will celebrate Black History Month with a presentation titled “The Psychology of the African-American Experience” by Dr. Harold Aldridge, emeritus professor of psychology at Northeastern State University.

The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will take place Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 1:30 p.m. in Mitchell Auditorium. Dr. Aldridge will discuss the experiences and contributions of African-Americans from ancient times to the present.

Aldridge began his teaching career at Memorial High School in Tulsa. He retired from NSU in 1997 after teaching psychology for 27 years. He also spent several years officiating basketball in the NJCAA, NAIA, NCAA D-I and D-II, as well as the professional American Basketball Association.

Aldridge currently breeds, trains and shows Tennessee Walking Horses. He also plays and sings country and Delta blues music and has a third-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He has written numerous research articles and two unpublished manuscripts. He is currently compiling his years-long research, including persona interviews, on the segregation and desegregation of public schools in Oklahoma.

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