Black History Month - Events Calendar

Black History Month

Greenwood Rising Historical Center

To celebrate Black History Month, join Lambda Alpha as we visit the Greenwood Rising Black Wall Street Historical Center. *This event may be rescheduled or have some Covid restrictions in place. Please join the Anthropology Lambda Alpha GroupMe for updates:

Black Wall Street: The Past, Present and Future of Black Excellence – Leading Through Entrepreneurship: Warren Thompson

Join us as we welcome Warren Thompson, president and chairman of Thompson Hospitality Corporation. Serving more than 65 Fortune 100 companies, large universities and hospitals, Thompson Hospitality Corporation is the largest minority-owned food service and facilities management company in the United States. Thompson has been recognized for his success in business and contributions to the community, and he has received many honors, including the Humanitarian Award from the Congressional Black Caucus. He has also been named CEO of the Year by Smart CEO and Entrepreneur of the Year by the National Black MBA Association.

Vigil For Victims of Police Brutality

ABC, in partnership with BWAA, will hold a vigil for Black victims of police brutality on Friday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. in Hurricane Plaza. Please join us as we honor their memories and look for future change.

Black History Month: Racial Justice and Healing

Join us as we welcome Cherry Steinwender, co-executive director and a founding member of the Center for the Healing of Racism. As tensions within our social climate continue, Steinwender will discuss ways to acknowledge our reality while offering strategies that center healing.

Black Wall Street: The Past, Present and Future of Black Excellence – NBA Legend: Ralph Sampson

Join us as we host our fourth event of the series and welcome Ralph Sampson, a five-time All-star National Basketball Association (NBA) legend. Sampson was selected by the Houston Rockets as the No.1 pick in the NBA draft and won the 1984 NBA Rookie of the Year award. During his career with the Rockets, Sampson led his team to the NBA finals in 1986. Sampson went on to play with the Golden State Warriors and completed his NBA career with the Sacramento Kings. As an inductee of various halls of fame, Sampson continues to leave a legacy through community engagement and service as the founder of Winner’s Circle Enterprises and the Sampson Family Foundation.

Buck Colbert Franklin Memorial Civil Rights Lecture featuring Hannibal B. Johnson, Esq.

Join us virtually as The University of Tulsa College of Law proudly presents the 21st Annual Buck Colbert Franklin Memorial Civil Rights Lecture featuring guest speaker, Hannibal B. Johnson, Esq. as he presents “Affirming America’s Promise” on Thursday, February 18, 2021. Mr. Johnson is an attorney, author and consultant in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Arkansas, Mr. Johnson specializes in diversity and inclusion, cultural competence and nonprofit governance. He serves on the federal 400 Years of African-American History Commission and he chairs the education committee for the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission.

The Buck Colbert Franklin Memorial Civil Rights Lecture honors one of the first black attorneys in Tulsa and Oklahoma. In the aftermath of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, Franklin served his community and his profession by assisting victims. Working from a tent because his office and home had been destroyed, he represented clients, filed briefs and fought back against the injustice of the massacre and the city’s assault on the Tulsa black community. The lecture also honors the legacy of his son, the distinguished historian John Hope Franklin, who delivered the first lecture in the series.

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Soul Food Soiree

Soul Food Soirée is back! Come join ABC for some amazing soul food. TU students may enter with a meal swipe. Social distancing is required. Bring two cans to donate to our canned food drive for a chance to win a prize!

Black History Month: Social Justice Through the Lens of the Black Panther Party

Join us as we welcome Elmer Dixon, president of Executive Diversity Services and former Black Panther Party member. Dixon co-founded the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968 and will discuss his experience and share his perspectives on our current social climate and the Black Lives Matter movement.