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OH Grant-Funded Programs

Reflecting on the Past, Facing the Future

ZOOM April 9, 2021 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Event Details

OU’s Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Symposium


10:00 a.m. | Broadcast of the “I Dream of Greenwood” dance premiere, choreographed by Marie Casimir and J’aime Griffith (OU School of Dance), featuring a live talkback with Tracy K. Smith

Noon | Plenary talk by University of Michigan professor Scott Ellsworth (Physical Investigation Committee, City of Tulsa 1921 Graves Investigation), followed by audience Q&A

1:30 p.m. | Panel on memorialization and the mass graves investigation with Phoebe Stubblefield (University of Florida) and Brenda Alford (Public Oversight Committee, City of Tulsa 1921 Graves Investigation), moderated by Janet Ward (Senior Associate Vice President for Research and Partnerships), followed by Q&A

3:00 p.m. | Plenary talk by award-winning author Hannibal B. Johnson (Steering Committee, 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission), followed by audience Q&A

4:30 p.m. | Keynote talk by former U.S. Poet Laureate and Princeton University professor Tracy K. Smith, followed by audience Q&A

8:00 p.m. | Second screening of the dance performance at The Depot during 2nd Friday Artwalk

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This program is funded in part by the Norman Arts Council, Oklahoma Humanities (OH), and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), with additional major funding from the University of Oklahoma’s Vice President for Research and Partnerships. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of its sponsors.

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