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Biography of
RONALD GRAHAM SR
President of the
Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band

RONALD GRAHAM SR, was born and raised in Okmulgee, OK. He spent a few years of his elementary life in Muskogee, OK. He graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1982, and attended Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami, OK, and Langston University. He is a member of the Eastside Baptist Church and works at C.P. Kelco Inc., both in Okmulgee, OK.

Mr. Graham is a very energetic man who has become passionate in the efforts of being educated and educating others on the genealogy and history of the Five Civilized Tribes through the Dawes Commission, and particularly the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. His father Theodore “BLUE” Graham was an original allottee, roll number Newborn Freedmen 671. In addition, Mr. Graham is a direct descendant of the Hutton/Grayson, Corbray, and McGilbray families. All were Muscogee (Creek) Nation citizens.

ron grahams dadTheodore “BLUE” Graham,
Creek roll number NB 671,
Father of
Ron Graham

Mr. Graham currently serves as President of the Muscogee Creek Freedmen Band, the 2nd Vice President of the NAACP, Okmulgee, OK chapter. He has been involved with genealogy and the history of the Freedmen (Black Indians) for more than 20 years.He has been featured or referenced in publications such as Ebony, Wired magazine, Tulsa World newspaper, article dated Friday, February 27, 2009; and Black, White, and Indian—Race and the Unmaking of an American Family, by Claudio Saunt.

Mr. Graham has given Freedmen (Black Indian) presentation for the Oklahoma Historical Society’s Indian Archives 75th Anniversary at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City, OK. As well as the University of Oklahoma, Langston University, Oklahoma City metropolitan library system, and various churches and community centers.

Muscogee Creek Indian Freedmen Band Board Members
MCIFB - Board Members
Muscogee Creek Freedmen Band Board (from Left to Right) –  Sharon Lenzy – Scott (Sec)- Rhonda K. Grayson (Tres), Jeffrey D. Kennedy (VP), Ron Graham (Pres)