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Oklahoma Alpha Delta Kappa
Meaning and Design Significance
Sequoyah was a Cherokee leader who realized that a bright future for his people would be possible only through education. To reach this end, he invented the 86 character Cherokee alphabet, calling it “talking leaves”.
The cool tranquil colors of the banner are those of Sequoyah’s home in northeast Oklahoma’s Green Country, with rolling forested hills and patches of prairie. The terra cotta symbolizes the fact that the average Oklahoma feels close to the land, to the earth. Sequoyah’s garments are shown in every detail, right down to his day pipe. The message on the tablet pertains to the importance of education for a bright future.
Leaves drift about to indicate that the content of the message on the table (talking leaves) extends beyond its borders. The shape of Oklahoma is in the upper left.
While it is impossible to condense the scope of our sprawling state into a small banner, the designer hopes that those looking at this banner will pick up some of the optimism that Oklahomans feel about the quality of life and in the future.
Lyle Don Carlos, Designer
Lyle is a well-known professional artist who has designed art projects for many Oklahoma organizations. He is retired from Phillips Petroleum Co. as a graphic artist.
Mary Gammon, a former Bartlesville resident now living in Texas, is the fabricator of the banner. She is known over a wide area for her expertise in creating banners with stitchery and the Oklahoma Alpha Delta Kappa banner is one of the most artistically challenging she has made.ustomers have questions, you have answers. Display the most frequently asked questions, so everybody benefits.