Reverend B.S. Roberts recognized the link between Tulsa’s spiritual life and civic health. His career in the service of the St. John AME Church was combined with an active role in governmental affairs. Reverend Roberts’ acute understanding of private reflection and public activism resulted in reasoned leadership for the entire community. He led a campaign to register Black voters and pushed for desegregation of Tulsa’s public places and later served two City Council terms, from 1990 to 1994.
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