Black History Month: Dr. George Henderson, OU's First Black Dean


Thursday, February 11th 2021, 9:27 am
By: News 9


Doctor George Henderson made history not only at the University of Oklahoma but in the city of Norman itself.

Dr. Henderson became the third full-time Black faculty member at ou in 1967. He was the first Black professor with a distinguished professorship, and then became the first Black dean of a degree issuing college. Henderson and his wife Barbara were also the first Black couple to buy a house in Norman.

He joined News 9 at 9 a.m. Thursday to share about breaking all those barriers.