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Early Oklahoma: Black Hope/Black Dreams exhibition

Allen Chapman Student Union 440 S Gary Ave, Tulsa, OK, United States

Early Oklahoma: Black Hope/Black Dreams features the accomplishments of three individuals who had a vision for greater opportunity and equality for themselves and others. Edward (Edwin) Preston McCabe arrived in […]

Free

Postponed: Documentary Screening: Harriet Tubman, Visions of Freedom

Tyrrell Hall 2930 East 6th Street, Tulsa, OK, United States

Note: Due to inclement weather, this event has been postponed until Feb. 21. Kick off Black History Month with a new documentary about the legendary life of Harriet Tubman, who repeatedly risked her life to help other African Americans out of slavery. TU professor Kristen Oertel will host a discussion afterward over peach cobbler from […]

Free

Cultures of the Americas Seminar

Zarrow Center for Art & Education 124 E. Reconciliation Way, Tulsa, OK, United States

The Helmerich Center for American Research at Gilcrease Museum and the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities invite you to attend a public seminar and discussion featuring Alaina E. Roberts and […]

Free

Shakespeare’s Catholic Dimension

Tyrrell Hall 2930 East 6th Street, Tulsa, OK, United States

Paul Voss (Georgia State University) will discuss the Catholic aspects of William Shakespeare's work.

Free

In the Kingdom of Shadows book launch

Zarrow Center for Art & Education 124 E. Reconciliation Way, Tulsa, OK, United States

Secrecy can call to mind mystery, darkness, wickedness and the unknown. Meanwhile, the cultural origins of government transparency are equally murky. By looking at the interplay of politics and culture in the French Revolution, we can gain insights into our attitudes towards secrecy today. Join us at the Zarrow Center to celebrate Nicole Bauer's new […]

Free

All-Black Towns of Oklahoma Symposium

101 E. Archer 101 E. Archer St., Tulsa, OK, United States

In the early 1900s, there were as many as 50 all-black towns in Oklahoma. Over the course of the century, the number and sizes of these towns shrank drastically. Only 13 of the original 50 exist today. Now, the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities is bringing together state and town leaders to discuss possible futures […]

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Documentary Screening: Harriet Tubman, Visions of Freedom

Tyrrell Hall 2930 East 6th Street, Tulsa, OK, United States

Kick off Black History Month with a new documentary about the legendary life of Harriet Tubman, who repeatedly risked her life to help other African Americans out of slavery. TU professor Kristen Oertel will host a discussion afterward over peach cobbler from Wanda J’s.

Free

Cancelled: Judas and the Black Messiah viewing and discussion

DEI Office 3126 E. 5th Pl., Tulsa, OK

CANCELLED Join TU's Office for Diversity, Equity and inclusion and former Black Panther Party member Elmer Dixon to watch the blockbuster film Judas and the Black Messiah either from your own device on Amazon Prime Watch Party or in the DEI Office. The film explores the history and current relevance of the Black Panther Party, […]

Free

Work of Sovereignty Exhibition

101 E. Archer 101 E. Archer St., Tulsa, OK, United States

Explore the history and future of tribal nationhood before and after the supreme court ruling on tribal jurisdiction (McGirt v. Oklahoma, 2020). Work of Sovereignty features historical photographs and art by Native artists inspired by the 13 counties in Oklahoma named after indigenous nations. This exhibition is free and open to the public. 101 Archer […]

Free

Pizza and Oklahoma Politics

Chapman Hall 2830 East 5th Street, Tulsa, OK, United States

Join TU Communications Hall of Fame inductee Jenkin Jones, Jr. for a lecture on the history of Oklahoma politics. This event is free to attend and lunch will be provided. Jenkin Jones, Jr. spent his 32-year career at The Tulsa Tribune in a variety of jobs, from reporter to editor and publisher. His specialty was […]

Reproductive Rights Symposium

101 E. Archer 101 E. Archer St., Tulsa, OK, United States

“Reproductive Rights and Freedom” will foster public conversation on urgent questions concerning individual rights and bodily autonomy with broad implications for gender equality, community well being, privacy, healthcare, tribal sovereignty and free speech. Historian Rickie Solinger will deliver a keynote address contextualizing the long history of reproductive justice in the U.S., from white settlement on […]

Free

Academics and Ales

Heirloom Rustic Ales 2113 E Admiral Blvd, Tulsa, OK

A night of informal research presentations at Heirloom Rustic Ales. Grab a drink and hear the following Kendall College of Arts & Sciences faculty present on history, music and more: Thomas Buoye (history), Machele Dill (School of Music), Matt Lemmond (School of Art, Design, and Art History), Danielle Macdonald (anthropology) and Justin McCrackin (education).

William and Rita Bell Distinguished Lecture Series: Jesus and Judaism — Why the Connection Matters

Tyrrell Hall 2930 East 6th Street, Tulsa, OK, United States

Join TU's Department of Philosophy and Religion for a lecture featuring Amy Jill Levine. Numerous Christians regard Jesus as rejecting a Judaism—influenced by legalistic, elitist Pharisees—incorrectly characterized as obsessed with ritual purity, misogynistic, vengeful and xenophobic.  Understanding Jesus in his Jewish context corrects false stereotypes, brings new meaning to his parables, politics and piety, and […]

Free

History Department Graduation & Awards Reception

McFarlin Library 2933 East 6th Street, Tulsa, OK, United States

The TU community is invited to join TU's History Department in celebrating 2023 history graduates during the department's annual graduation and awards reception.

Free

First Friday at 101 E. Archer

101 E. Archer 101 E. Archer St., Tulsa, OK, United States

Join us for First Friday at 101 E. Archer and explore our newest exhibition, "We Are Cherokee: Cherokee Freedman and the Right to Citizenship," organized in partnership with the Cherokee Nation. "Spotlight: TU Student Showcase," featuring work by more than 20 TU students, is also currently on view. We will have live music, food and […]

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