About this Event
25 Ochre Point Ave, Newport , RI 02840https://salve.libcal.com/calendar/events/lecture_nov
In 1921, the largest race massacre in United States history took place in Tulsa, Oklahoma, destroying 35 blocks of businesses in homes in what was known as Greenwood and Black Wall Street. The Tulsa Race Massacre was actively suppressed in the public story of the city and forbade from being taught in public education classes. Until the 21st century, nearly 100 years later, the city of Tulsa did not acknowledge the event or offer any redress for the loss of property in the Black community. Giving up on government preservation and recognition, the Black community of North Tulsa turned to creating public performances and art in their battle for racial justice. This lecture looks at how these artistic efforts changed the trajectory of justice in Tulsa.