African-Native American Genealogy Forum
Oklahoma Human Rights Award for Marilyn Vann
Marilyn Vann is among 12 Oklahomans who will be honored with a Human Rights Award for 2018.
The City Sentinel out of Oklahoma described the 2018 awardees. About Ms. Vann the Sentinel stated:
"Marilyn Vann is president and a director of the nonprofit Descendants of Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes Association, which educates the public on the history, culture, and political rights of the African Indian peoples of the 5 Nations (Five Civilized Tribes). A citizen of the Cherokee nation of Oklahoma, Vann is president of the African Indians Foundation. She is a litigant in two Federal lawsuits that recently upheld enforcement of the 1866 treaty rights of the Cherokee Indian Freedmen Peoples tribal membership rights. Vann received a Statesman Award from the Cherokee Nation for her volunteerism as a Cherokee tribal member."
The award will be presented on Saturday December 8.
"The public is invited to attend the presentation of the 2018 Human Rights Awards on Saturday, December 8, in the 4th Floor House Chamber of the State Capitol in Oklahoma City. The free event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon."
Congratulations to Marilyn Vann for this honor.