About Us


President - Marilyn Vann

Vice President is Fannie Bates

Secretary Ruth A Nash

Treasurer is Rose M Khalid

Board Member/ Membership Chair Willard Linzy

Board Member -  Ivory Vanns 

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Descendants of Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes Association  box 42221 Oklahoma City Oklahoma 73123 




The Mission of the Descendants of Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes Association, a 501c4 tax exempt corporation is to provide education about the History and culture of the African-indian freedmen and their descendants of the  5 tribes . Furthermore, the organization fights against ongoing racial discrimination against the freedmen descendants by using the courts, appealing to Congress and Federal agencies, organizing demonstrations and appealing to the  the public to fight for enforcement of 1866 treaty rights to tribal membership including voting rights, rights to hold office, and rights to federal services on the same basis as other tribal members. The freedmen fight against illegal/immoral tribal moratoriums on freedmen descendants tribal  registration and fight against disenrollment/denationalization  of freedmen tribal members/tribal citizens.  



Descendant of Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes Association will host their next meeting on Saturday  January 25, 2020    at the Faith Memorial Baptist Church, 3117 N Kelly, Oklahoma City, Ok beginning at one pm. in the fellowship hall . The meeting is free and open to the general public. Persons who are elected public officials (both tribal and non tribal) and persons who are running for elective office (both tribal and non tribal) will be recognized.   


 Please contact us regarding speaking engagements at your educational or legal forum. President Marilyn Vann has spoken on freedmen issues at the Federal Bar Association Indian Law Section Conference, as well as the University of California, Indiana University, University of Arkansas, University of Louisville, University of Kansas, University of Oklahoma and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation conference. We have also presented at genealogy forums, libraries, family reunions, etc.