Prayer in Oklahoma school events

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Date: 1993

Region: North America

Subject: Religion

Medium: Public Art


Artist: The High Schools of Oklahoma

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

Dates of Action: 1993

Location: Oklahoma

Description of Artwork: Public Student-led Prayer

The 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)