2021 Reconciliation in America National Symposium Agenda

  • Tour of John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park
    John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park
    May 26, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT
    John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park, 321 N Detroit Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA
    American sculptor and historian Edward Joseph (Ed) Dwight will provide a tour of the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park.
  • Opening Keynote Address - Isabel Wilkerson
    Oklahoma State University - Tulsa
    May 26, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT
    Oklahoma State University - Tulsa, 700 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74106, USA
    Through the lens of her latest book, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent, Wilkerson will provide an examination of our entire social structure as an unrecognized caste system.
  • Thursday Morning Keynote Address - Dr. Daina Ramey Berry
    Oklahoma State University-Tulsa
    May 27, 9:20 AM CDT – May 28, 10:20 AM CDT
    Oklahoma State University-Tulsa, 700 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74106, USA
    Dr. Daina Ramey Berry will provide a national perspective of how national understanding of assigned value of the slave body (emerging from her book - The Price for their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation) - evolved into a sense of self-worth.
  • Thursday Luncheon Panel - Caroline Randall Williams & Dr. Turkiya Lowe
    Oklahoma State University-Tulsa
    May 27, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM CDT
    Oklahoma State University-Tulsa, 700 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74106, USA
    Dr. Turkiya Lowe (National Park Service's Chief Historian and Deputy Federal Preservation Officer), along with Caroline Randall Williams (Author, chef, activist, and teacher), provide a luncheon panel discussion that illuminates how important historical events tie into the history of places we live.
  • Thursday Afternoon Keynote Address - Dr. Scott Ellsworth
    Oklahoma State University-Tulsa
    May 27, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM CDT
    Oklahoma State University-Tulsa, 700 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74106, USA
    Historian, journalist, and author, Dr. Scott Ellsworth, will provide a review of major historical points about the 1921 Race Massacre, along with what new, updated information about the Massacre and Greenwood has emerged that sheds new insight into the events of 1921 and the Greenwood area.
  • Thursday Evening Keynote - Dr. Cornell West
    Oklahoma State University-Tulsa
    May 27, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
    Oklahoma State University-Tulsa, 700 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74106, USA
    Dr. Cornell West, prominent and provocative democratic intellectual, will provide perspective on the significance of looking back at the history of race and institutional practices that creating the environment for black communities such as Greenwood.
  • Friday Morning Discussion Panel - Yiddish & Other Press Coverage of the Massacre
    Oklahoma State University-Tulsa
    May 28, 9:20 AM – 10:20 AM CDT
    Oklahoma State University-Tulsa, 700 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74106, USA
    Looking back 100 years, the national and international press coverage provides a glimpse into the connections of the Tulsa Race Massacre with other historical events beyond time and geography.
  • Friday Luncheon Panel - Eli Saslow, Dereck Black, & Matthew Stevenson
    Oklahoma State University-Tulsa
    May 28, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM CDT
    Oklahoma State University-Tulsa, 700 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74106, USA
    Pulitzer prize journalist Eli Saslow will share a luncheon panel with Derek Black, the former white-power heir apparent, and Matthew Stevenson.
  • Friday Afternoon Keynote Address - Samuel Sinyangwe
    Oklahoma State University-Tulsa
    May 28, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM CDT
    Oklahoma State University-Tulsa, 700 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74106, USA
    Policy Analyst and Data Scientist Samuel Sinyangwe will provide perspective on how policy and data can provide a lens into how looking back at historical events can shape the work needed to improve the future.
  • Friday Evening Memorial - Remembering Survivors and Lives Lost
    John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park
    May 28, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
    John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park, 321 N Detroit Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA
    Honoring those (and their descendants) who experienced the traumatic events of the 1921 Race Massacre, the evening ceremony will provide tribute to the lives lost, the survivors, and descendants of the race massacre.
  • Greenwood Bus Tour
    Oklahoma State University-Tulsa
    May 29, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM CDT
    Oklahoma State University-Tulsa, 700 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74106, USA
    Culminating the John hope Franklin Symposium activities, the Greenwood Bus Tour will include significant sites often identified within the 1921 Race Massacre. This tour will leave from the OSU-Tulsa parking lot (across the street from the Ellis Walker Woods Memorial).

John Hope Franklin

Reconciliation

in America

National Symposium

John Hope Franklin Center

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