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Breaking It Down

In the early 1970s, black and Latinx youth were influenced by a variety of sources – like gymnastics and martial arts – to create a dance known as ‘b-boying’ or ‘breaking.’ The dance that was once a way for rival gangs to fight for turf in New York eventually made its way into the mainstream and is now...

Sooner State Sports Shrines

The exploits of Jim Thorpe, Shannon Miller and Mickey Mantle, among the highest-profile athletes in state history, are chronicled in numerous forms. However, they are not Oklahoma’s only notable sports stars, whose stories are told at a variety of museums and halls of fame. The Jim Thorpe Museum and Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, in Oklahoma City, offers a shrine...