Name: Prayer in Oklahoma H.S. Football Games

Date:  1985 - 1995

Location:  North America


MediumPublic Speech

Artist: The High Schools of Oklahoma

Confronting Bodies: OK State Board of Education, spec. Sandy Garrett, State Superintendent

Date of Action: 1993-Present

Specific Location: Oklahoma

Description of Artwork:  Public Student-led Prayer

Description of Incident:  Sandy Garrett, state superintendent of Education of Oklahoma sent a letter to Public School Administators prohibiting prayer at sporting events, and High School graduations.

Results of Incident:  Christian students protested the ban at many schools. One incident occurred where a prayer was led over a loudspeaker without the school's authorization. Other schools' administrations have chose to ignore the ban on prayer.

Source: Jim Markbury (Newcastle, OK)

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