Deep Greenwood Community Read – A People’s History of Protest in Tulsa
April 11, 7:00 pm
TU faculty, staff and students join us at the next Deep Greenwood Community read. Activism in Greenwood stretches back to the 1910’s and it’s never let up since. This event will begin with a brief lecture about the history of protest in Greenwood and Tulsa broadly, focusing in particular on the Civil Rights Movement, the Black Power movement, and the Vietnam era. A conversation with Greenwood community leaders who led the George Floyd protests will follow. They will discuss what has changed since that summer of activism and what hasn’t. This event will be paired with a photo exhibit sponsored by the University of Tulsa highlighting the history of protest and activism in Tulsa across generations.
This event is part of “Deep Greenwood” – a series of community lectures, discussions, exhibits and live performances building off the history captured in Victor Luckerson’s “Built From the Fire” about Tulsa’s Greenwood District.