14th Annual Reconciliation in America National Symposium
May 24–26, 2023
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).
Dr. Mary Frances Berry
Author, Activist, Educator & Historian
Youth Presenter / Theremin Performance
Dr. Melissa Stuckey
Professor and Scholar of African American History
Dr. Karla Slocum
Professor of Anthropology
Artist, Designer, Teacher
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)
Graphic Designer and Author
Keynote to Youth
OK State Teacher of the Year 2023
M.A. in English Literature,
Vocal Music Scholar