Mon, Oct 31|
Greenwood Cultural Center
Greenwood's Evolution & Reawakenings
Free class that examines the history of Tulsa’s Greenwood District from it’s pre-statehood beginnings to its many renaissances.
Time & Location
Oct 31, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Greenwood Cultural Center, 322 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA
This class examines the history of Tulsa’s Greenwood District from it’s pre-statehood beginnings to its many renaissances. Coined “Black Wall Street” by educator and historian Booker T. Washington, Greenwood was among the most economically vibrant Black community in the United States for years, in spite of Oklahoma’s brutal segregation laws. The course will culminate with community based projects that explore Greenwood then and now.
ABOUT QURAYSH ALI LANSANA
Lansana is an author of twenty-two books in poetry, nonfiction and children’s literature. Lansana is a Tulsa Artist Fellow, Lecturer at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa and the University of Tulsa. He is also a former faculty member of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and The Juilliard School. Lansana is the founding member of Tri-City Collective and Executive Producer of KOSU/NPR’s Focus: Black Oklahoma's radio program, which is a recipient of a 2022 duPont- Columbia Award, a 2022 NAACP Image Award, a 2022 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists Award and was a 2022 Peabody Award nominee. He is also the recipient of a 2022 Emmy Award, an Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Award and a 2022 National Educational Telecommunications Association Public Media Award for his roles as host and consultant for the OETA (PBS) documentary film “Tulsa Race Massacre: 100 Years Later.”