Description: Article describes the efforts of Taylor F. Ealy and his wife Mary Ealy to begin a school for black residents freed by the Chickasaws at the abandoned site of Fort Arbuckle. Norman J. Bender includes documentation from the Ealy family and correspondence from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Edward P. Smith, to create a more wholistic picture of the process.
Date: Summer 1983
Creator: Bender, Norman J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society