Welcome to the web home of Ann Patton, a writer, consultant, and grassroots volunteer focused on community building and social justice issues. She loves to write stories about local folk – true parables about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Most, but not all, are local histories about Tulsa, Oklahoma. This website tells her story about five of her nonfiction books. You can find more detail at the dropdown menus for each book.
- Ann’s flagship book is UNMASKED! The Rise & Fall of the 1920s Ku Klux Klan, a true crime book about a classic American story, very relevant today.
- Dan’s War on Poverty was published in 2012 and tells the story of a crusading local priest who fought for the poor and changed his city.
- The Tulsa River, published in 2014, is a collection of photos and stories about the river that created Tulsa and the people who love both the river and the city.
- Fifty Years Remembered, a coffee-table style book of photos and text, also focuses on water and the revolutions wrought by the Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District.
- Warriors for Democracy is a collection of stories and photos about the crusading women (and men) in the League of Women Voters in and around Orlando, Florida.
A former newspaper reporter, Ann is also author of scores of articles, reports and presentations, many focusing on community, human rights, disaster, and sustainability issues.
She has worked as a national consultant specializing in disaster management, urban affairs, and grassroots partnership building. She has 45 years’ experience in program management, journalism, and consulting. Ann graduated OSU Tulsa May 2017, with a B.A. in University Studies (shortly before her 80th birthday). She heads APLcorps Books, a small publishing company; and Ann Patton Company, a professional writing and consulting firm.
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