OU’s Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Symposium Runs April 8-10

March 19, 2021
by  WLT

Text reads “The Tulsa Race Massacre Symposium. Reflecting on the Past. Facing the Future.” There is a photograph of the keynote speaker, Tracy K. Smith, who is identified.

WLT is helping co-sponsor the three-day “Reflecting on the Past, Facing the Future” symposium (April 8–10) in Norman and Tulsa, which will commemorate the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre.

Two-term U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith will deliver the keynote, historians Scott Ellsworth and Hannibal B. Johnson will offer plenary talks, and the I Dream of Greenwood dance will also premiere that week. To register for the symposium, which is free and open to the public, visit ou.edu/tulsa1921. The symposium culminates a yearlong series of more than two dozen courses, special projects, and events devoted to the centennial across OU’s three campuses in Norman, Tulsa, and Oklahoma City. Major funding for the symposium has been provided by Oklahoma Humanities, the Norman Arts Council, and OU’s Vice President for Research & Partnerships