The Tulsa Race Massacre at 100: Creative Writers Reflect on Its Impact, Legacy, and Lessons
Fiction writer Rilla Askew and poet Quaraysh Ali Lansana in conversation with Kalenda Eaton, University of Oklahoma
Date: Monday, May 17, 2021 at 7 pm ET (6pm CT, 5pm MT, 4pm PT)
2021 marks the 100-year anniversary of the destruction of the famed “Black Wall Street” and neighboring community in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The events of a white mob who burned, looted, and terrorized black citizens is widely known as “The Tulsa Race Massacre.”
Novelist Rilla Askew (Fire in Beulah) and Poet Quraysh Ali Lansana (The Breakbeat Poets) consider what it means for writers and artists to document the history of racist violence in the west and imagine the possibility of a different future.
|Rilla Askew||Quraysh Ali Lansana|
Coordinator: Kalenda Eaton, University of Oklahoma
Participation is FREE to everyone. WLA membership is not required. But you must be registered by midnight the night before the event in order to receive a zoom link to participate in this webinar.
Register here: https://tinyurl.com/wlablackwallstreet