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15th Annual Reconciliation in America

In a 4-part series coming to you throughout 2024



We welcome you joining us for our 15th Annual John Hope Franklin Reconciliation in America National Symposium. This year’s symposium is presented in four segments throughout 2024 with an intentional focus on introducing history through the lens of women. We will focus first on Women’s History Month in March with Dr. Kate Clifford Larson, historian/author and “The Fannie Lou Hamer Story” presented by acclaimed actor/singer Mzuri Moyo Aimbaye. Ensuing segments will provide a glimpse into the life of a runaway slave’s pursuit of freedom, a little known but powerful figure in American history, Ona Judge, and the relentless manhunt led by America’s first president to recapture his property, a presentation of the intersections of African American, Native American, and women’s histories in the context of place and, a fourth segment scholar presentation and venue to be determined.


Four segments, four dynamic speakers, four venues!

PART 2 – Defining Our Liberty: Through the Lens of Women

Friday, May 31, 2024
7:00 – 9:00pm

The University of Tulsa, Lorton Performance Center
550 S Gary Pl – Tulsa, OK 74104



Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Historian, Professor, Author of Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

PART 3 – September 12, 2024

The University of Tulsa, Lorton Performance Center
550 S Gary Pl – Tulsa, OK 74104



Dr. Tiya Miles

Harvard University,
Michael Garvey Professor of History
Radcliffe Alumnae Professor

PART 4: 

Speaker | Venue | Date | TBD

PART 1 – Civil Rights Movement Through the Lens of Women

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
7:00 – 9:00pm

Tulsa Community College Southeast Campus
VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education

10300 E 81st Street – Tulsa, OK 74133

Dr. Kate Clifford Larson

Historian and author of Walk With Me:
A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer




Mzuri Moyo Aimbaye

Internationally acclaimed vocalist, actress, and multi-award-winning playwright of The Fannie Lou Hamer Story, One Woman Play in which she performs.

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