Thursday, October 13

Remembering Terror, Retelling History: A Conversation about Racial Justice Initiatives in Tulsa and N.C.

Thursday, October 13, 10:30 am–12:00 pm
Goodwin-Chappelle Gallery, Greenwood Cultural Center, 322 North Greenwood Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74120

Sponsored by the Politics, Folklore, and Social Justice Section

Chair: Glenn Hinson (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) and Michelle  A. Brown-Burdex (Greenwood Cultural Center)

Jereann King Johnson (The 1921 Project Invitation)

Leading the call for remembrance and reparation in the aftermath of the Tulsa Race Massacre, the Greenwood Cultural Center models anti-racist social programming that foregrounds history’s relevance to the present-day. This forum brings together representatives of the Center with those of N.C.’s Descendants Project, a UNC-based initiative that investigates N.C. lynchings, interviews victims’ descendants, and collaborates with community-based memorialization projects. Joining together in a conversation about public memory and racial justice, we’ll address strategies for challenging histories that erase accounts of racial terror, and discuss ways to engage descendants and other community members in telling stories of emergence, resilience, and anti-racist future-building. This event will be followed by a decompression session in the same room, 12:00-1:00.