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Published: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Tulsa author and activist Ann Patton graduates from college - weeks shy of 80th birthday

When Tulsa author Ann Patton graduated from high school in 1955, college was not an option for poor kids like her.

“The University of Tulsa was the only option for students who could not leave Tulsa, and it might as well have been the moon,” she said.