Historian David Barton to Present "America's Godly Heritage: African American History" at Oral Roberts University

WHAT: Nationally known author and American historian David Barton will be lecturing on the campus of Oral Roberts University. His lecture is titled "America's Godly Heritage: African American History."

WHEN: 7 p.m., Thursday, February 17, 2011

WHERE: Timko Barton Performance Hall

COST: This event is free and open to the public.

WHO: David Barton is the Founder and President of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents America's forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our moral, religious and constitutional heritage.

His exhaustive research has rendered him an expert in historical and constitutional issues and he serves as a consultant to state and federal legislators, has participated in several cases at the Supreme Court, was involved in the development of the History/Social Studies standards for states such as Texas and California, and has helped produce history textbooks now used in schools across the nation.

A national news organization has described him as "America's historian," and Time Magazine called him "a hero to millions - including some powerful politicians. In fact, Time Magazine named him as one of America's 25 most influential evangelicals."