Reconciliation in America: Getting Beyond Race Riots
John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation
Downtown Doubletree Hotel, Tulsa
Racial strife—from which victims and communities struggle to recover—leaves a complex legacy; but new scholarship and innovative leaders are shedding light on how communities can heal. “Reconciliation in America: Getting Beyond Race Riots” will explore current academic research and community projects that address racial violence.
With its tragic history of the 1921 Race Riot, Tulsa is an appropriate site for this first national conference devoted specifically to scholarship and praxis on the issues of race and reconciliation. The first John Hope Franklin Medal of Reconciliation will be awarded to an individual whose work and life most represent the legacy of Tulsa’s son, John Hope Franklin. The keynote address and Town Hall sessions are open to the public and will encourage dialogue among scholars, practitioners, and citizens on how the John Hope Franklin Center can advance the work of reconciliation locally and nationally.