What’s it like to be raised by an ex-slave?
Ask Frank Luster. The Oklahoma City resident was born 89 years ago as the grandson of emancipated slave Bert Luster. After the death of Frank’s birth father — who was the former slave’s biological son — Bert took in the boy to take the hardship off his mother.
“(Bert) taught me and raised me —everything I know,” said Frank Luster, who joined his grandfather at age 3 in OKC.
Bert Luster was mentioned in Oklahoma Gazette’s Feb. 24, 2010, cover story titled “Ex-slaves” during Black History Month. Following publication, Luster’s great-great-great grandson, state Rep. Mike Shelton, D-Oklahoma City, contacted the Gazette to share their emancipated relative’s history. Read more – The Oklahoma Gazette