Melvin B. Tolson Black Heritage Center

Melvin B. Tolson Black Heritage Center Langston University, Sanford Hall
Langston, OK 73050

Phone: 405-466-3346
Fax: 405-466-2979

Established in 1970, the Melvin B. Tolson Black Heritage Center houses a collection of over 7,000 volumes, black newspapers and periodicals. It also holds a number of African artifacts. Focusing on the African-American experience in America and abroad, the center acquires materials for the benefit of the students and faculty of Langston University and scholars everywhere. The center is also the national repository for the National Association for the Study and Performance of African and African American Music (NASPAAM).

The namesake of the Black Heritage Center, Melvin Beaunorus Tolson, ...

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  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant

  • General Information: Free admission

  • Group Amenities: Bus/Motorcoach Parking

  • Tour Information: Guided Tours





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Located on Langston University campus. From I-35, take Hwy 33 exit (Guthrie) and travel E to campus.

Primary Contact:

Edward Grady

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