On May 31, 1921, an incensed mob of white citizens and civil authorities stormed the thriving African American community of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The mob burned countless buildings to the ground in a siege that took the lives of an estimated 300 Black people. A new book from Dr. Karlos K. Hill, Associate Professor and Chair of the Clara Luper Department of African and African American Studies at the University of Oklahoma, The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre: A Photographic History, illustrates through photographs and oral testimony the painful, too long untold story of this race massacre. Join Facing History in a conversation with Dr. Hill about this dark episode of American history and why it matters today.
During the webinar, we will:
- Learn the details of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre through the lens of photographs and oral testimony.
- Engage with Dr. Hill in a moderated Q&A.
Captioning will be provided during this webinar, which takes place from 7–8 PM ET/6–7 PM CT/ 5–6 PM MT/4–5 PM PT. If this time doesn’t work for your schedule, be sure to register and we’ll notify you once the recording is available on our On-Demand Learning Center.
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About the Presenters:
Dr. Karlos K. Hill
Associate Professor and Chair of the Clara Luper Department of African and African American Studies
University of Oklahoma
Dr. Hill is the author of three groundbreaking books: Beyond The Rope: The Impact of Lynching on Black Culture and Memory, The Murder of Emmett Till: A Graphic History, and The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre: A Photographic History. Dr. Hill founded the Tulsa Race Massacre Oklahoma Teacher’s Institute to support teaching the history of the race massacre to thousands of middle school and high school students. Hill also serves on the boards of the Clara Luper Legacy Committee and the Board of Scholars for Facing History and Ourselves, and is actively engaged on other community initiatives working toward racial reconciliation.
Director of International Strategy
Facing History and Ourselves
Karen L. Murphy, Ph.D., is the Director of International Strategy for Facing History and Ourselves. Murphy manages Facing History’s work and the development of partnerships in countries outside the United States and Canada. She is also part of Facing History's senior program and thought leadership teams. She has a special interest in countries emerging from mass violence and/or in transition to democracy and divided societies with identity based conflicts. She has researched, written about, and worked on the ground in several countries, including Bosnia, Colombia, Mexico, Northern Ireland, Rwanda, France, the United States, and South Africa. Murphy has also published journal articles, presented papers, and lectured on the often-neglected role of education in transitional justice processes. She is the co-author of the Children’s Report for the Kenya Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission and has chapters in the recently published Education and Transitional Justice: Opportunities and Challenges for Peacebuilding and International Perspectives on Peace Education.