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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.

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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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We Are Cherokee: Cherokee Freedmen and the Right to Citizenship

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

We Are Cherokee: Cherokee Freedmen and the Right to Citizenship tells the story of the Cherokee Freedmen community, from chattel slavery’s beginnings in Cherokee Nation through emancipation, and their fight to be recognized as Cherokee Nation citizens. In partnership with the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities, this exhibition is on display in downtown Tulsa at […]

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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, The Tolerance Project, a collection of posters created by prominent artists from around the world. We Are Cherokee: Cherokee Freedmen and the Right to Citizenship, organized in partnership with the Cherokee Nation, is also currently on view. We will have live […]

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Why study the classics today?

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

Join Jennifer Frey and Kyle Harper for a robust inter-collegiate discussion on the Greco-Roman world. From sex, slavery, war, and plagues to religion, culture, and imperial power; why would we study such a foreign culture today? Nothing is off the table as these two discuss the ancient world and its relevance for our own time! […]

CineCulture Film Series

Circle Cinema 10 S. Lewis Ave., Tulsa, OK

A Story of Bones Screening Join the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as they partner with colleagues at CineCulture, POV, OSU Tulsa, Tulsa Community College, Circle Cinema, and the National Endowment for the Arts to bring you this quarterly film series. The first in the series is A Story of Bones. Film synopsis: As […]

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What is fantasy and who decides?

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

Help us celebrate Danielle Gurevitch and Elana Gomel's new book, The Palgrave Handbook of Global Fantasy! Both Gurevitch and Gomel will participate in a panel about fantasy and their new book at 101 E. Archer. Arrive early and get a free Dungeons and Dragons dice set. Reception with food and wine to follow. About the […]

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