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Dismantling Racism | Facebook Live Series: Opal's Greenwood Oasis

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 - 12:00pm to Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 12:45pm
Online via Facebook
Event Details: 

Feb. 17 | Opal's Greenwood Oasis

In Greenwood, we have everything we need, and it might surprise you to know that everyone looks like me.” from Opal’s Greenwood Oasis

In this month's Dismantling Racism discussion, OSU-Tulsa Professor Quraysh Ali Lansana will be discussing his book Opal's Greenwood Oasis that he coauthored with Najah-Amatullah Hylton. Skip Hill, illustrator for the book, will also join the live discussion.

Opal’s Greenwood Oasis (The Calliope Group, Feb. 2021) is a children’s picture book about third-grader Opal Brown, whose family lives in pre-Race Massacre Greenwood. Opal rides her bike around Greenwood, helping her family prepare for the community’s Memorial Day picnic.

Watch it on OSU-Tulsa‘s or TulsaKids Magazine‘s Facebook page.

We welcome you to participate in the discussion by adding questions and comments in the comment section of the live video.