Oklahoma National Guard Celebrate African-American History Month

(U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Master Sgt. C.T. Michael)

Berthaddaeus Bailey, a Tulsa native, delivers the speech "I've Been to the Mountaintop" by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a National African-American History Month celebration event Feb. 21, 2019 at Regional Training Institute, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Bailey, a public speaker, travels across the country reciting many King's famous speeches.

(U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Master Sgt. C.T. Michael)

Berthaddaeus Bailey, a Tulsa native, performs the speech "I've Been to the Mountaintop" by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a National African-American History Month celebration event Feb. 21, 2019 at Regional Training Institute, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Bailey, a public speaker, travels across the country reciting many King's famous speeches.

(U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Master Sgt. C.T. Michael)

Guest Speaker, Berthaddaeus Bailey, a Tulsa native, welcomes attendees during a National African-American History Month celebration event, highlighting African-Americans in history Feb. 21, 2019 at Regional Training Institute, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Bailey, a public speaker, travels across the country reciting many of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's famous speeches.

(U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Master Sgt. C.T. Michael)

Berthaddaeus Bailey, a Tulsa native, is a guest speaker during a National African-American History Month celebration event, highlighting African-Americans in history Feb. 21, 2019 at Regional Training Institute, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Bailey, a public speaker, travels across the country reciting many of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's famous speeches.

(U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Master Sgt. C.T. Michael)

Master Sgt. Lorie Stephens, 137th Special Operations Wing, Oklahoma City, Okla., welcomes attendees during a National African American History Month celebration event Feb. 21, 2019 at Regional Training Institute, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Black History Month has been honored nationally since 1976.

(U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Master Sgt. C.T. Michael)

A booth displays African-American photographs and artifacts during a Black History Month event Feb. 21, 2019 at Regional Training Institute, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The event theme this year was "Black Migrations", highlighting African-Americans in our nation's history.

(U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Master Sgt. C.T. Michael)

Senior Master Sgt. Marcus Hawkins, 138th Fighter Wing, Tulsa, Okla., captures an image of Maj. Gen. Michael Thompson, adjutant general for Oklahoma during a Black History Month event Feb. 21, 2019 at Regional Training Institute, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The event recognized a rich history of African-American excellence in the Oklahoma National Guard and the United States Armed Forces.

(U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Master Sgt. C.T. Michael)

Several members of the 138th Fighter Wing, Tulsa, Okla., attend a National African-American History Month celebration event, highlighting African-Americans in history Feb. 21, 2019 at Regional Training Institute, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. National African-American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by African-Americans in our nation’s history.

Regional Training Institute, Oklahoma City, Okla. --