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14th Annual Reconciliation in America National Symposium

May 24–26, 2023

May 24 • 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Opening Night


Featuring Keynote Speaker
Dr. Mary Frances Berry
and Theremin performance by
Saniah Redman


University of Tulsa
Lorton Performance Center
550 South Gary Place
Tulsa, OK 74110 

Free & Open to the Public!


Virtual Attendance

Regular:       $99
Educator:    $79
Student:      $39

In-Person Attendance

Regular:        $189
Educator:     $99
Student:        $49

2-Hour Bus Tour

This bus tour traces the steps of Tulsa’s Greenwood Historic District and its origins from Indian Territory to present. 

Tour:  $35




Thank you for joining our 14th Annual Reconciliation in America National Symposium as we continue to discuss issues in the work of reconciliation. This year we are excited to welcome our symposium scholars and challenge attendees to take on more active advocacy efforts to create a world that happens when reconciliation is active and intentional.  In exploring the beginnings of Greenwood, the emergence of a dream that caught the attention of a nation - and the world.  Tulsa Greenwood emerged as a beacon of hope to African Americans across the country amidst a flourishing tide of racist policies and practices. Our theme provides the frame for why African American communities flourished during this pre-1921 time. By highlighting a critical thread in the ongoing journey toward emancipation and freedom, the topics and discussions for this year provide foundational knowledge for the origins of Greenwood and help us reflect upon its legacy for future generations.   

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Limited Scholarships Available 

Educators and students can use the following discount codes for registration:
Educators: 2023EDUCATE     Students: 2023STUDENT
(Valid school credentials must be presented).

2023 Presenters

Dr. Mary Frances Berry

Keynote Speaker
Author, Activist, Educator & Historian

Saniah Redman

Youth Presenter / Theremin Performance
Student, Musician

May 24th

May 25th

Dr. Melissa Stuckey

Morning Speaker
Professor and Scholar of African American History

Dr. Karla Slocum

Afternoon Speaker
Professor of Anthropology

Amy Stelly

Afternoon Speaker
Artist, Designer, Teacher

May 26th

Meet the Co-Chairs

Erica Townsend-Bell, Ph.D.

Oklahoma State University
Associate Professor Political Science  Director, Center for Africana Studies

Kristen Oertel, Ph.D.

University of Tulsa
Mary F. Barnard Chair in 19th Century American History

Dewayne Dickens, Ph.D.

Tulsa Community College
Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (and Academic Success Coaching Office)

Carlos Moreno

Morning Speaker
Graphic Designer and Author

Traci Manuel

Keynote to Youth
OK State Teacher of the Year 2023

Angela Ray

M.A. in English Literature,
Vocal Music Scholar

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