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Mapping Historical Trauma in Tulsa from 1921-2021 – Application Deadline

May 20

Mapping Historical Trauma in Tulsa from 1921-2021 project flyer

TU students are invited to participate in an archaeological survey taking place in the historic Greenwood area. No previous archaeological experience is necessary, but students with an interest in history, racial justice and/or the material remains of the past are preferred.

The Mapping Historical Trauma in Tulsa from 1921-2021 project will be conducting an archaeological survey in select locations within Greenwood June 13-24, seeking to document the remains of historic structures in the district. To expand the impact of our program, we are excited to provide free archaeological skills training to college and high school students in the greater Tulsa area. In total, we have 15 spaces available for student volunteers. Over the course of the program, students will learn about best practices for archaeological data recording, field survey using high resolution GPS, the history of Greenwood and approaches in archaeology to highlight both the documentation of anti-Black violence and Black resilience in the 20th century. Students who are unable to participate in the full program are welcome to join us for shorter portions of the research program, but the orientation is required. Spaces are open to all but preference will be given to students from historically underrepresented groups, those with ancestral ties to the Greenwood community and students with previous experience in archaeology.

Project schedule

  • June 9-10: Virtual orientation
  • June 13: Tour of Black Wall Street
  • June 13-17: Archaeological survey field research
  • June 18: Trip to Juneteenth Festival in Greenwood
  • June 19-24: Artifact documentation and laboratory work

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the student interest form by Friday, May 20. If you have questions or need more information, please contact alicia-odewale@utulsa.edu or  parker_vanvalkenburgh@brown.edu.