Library Learning Center Presents D.C. Minner

Feb272012

For over 30 years the United States has observed February as Black History Month. In recognition of this month, Connors State College Library display is titled, “Black & Blues: Black History Month Celebrates the Blues – Featuring the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame.”The library will showcase this by featuring D.C. and Selby Minner. D.C. was an American Blues Musician born just down the road from Warner in Rentiesville, Oklahoma. Minner literally grew up in his mom’s juke joint in Rentiesville. He eventually went on to own the ‘Down Home Blues Club’ in Rentiesville, and in 1991 he and his wife Selby started a blues festival called “Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival.” His accomplishments far exceeded outside of Rentiesville.  Founding the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame was one of his greatest achievements. He also went on to win awards such as, being inducted in the Oklahoma Jazz hall of Fame in 1999, voted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and earning an international award for their work with kids, known as BITS (Blues in the School). D.C. passed away 3 years ago, but Selby carries on the tradition though her work with Oklahoma Arts Council and continues to host the annual “Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival” every year. The showcase will be on display through the month of March. Come explore this wonderful piece of history and talented musician.

 

This story was featured in the February edition of the Connors Connection.

This story was featured in the February edition of the Connors Connection.