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Educating for Justice: Africans in the Americas

Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Virtual Seminar
Event Details: 

Educating for Justice

Educating for Justice is a series of non-credit workshops presented by Oklahoma State University-Tulsa as part of the university’s 100 Points of Truth and Transformation series commemorating the centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Led by OSU faculty, renowned scholars and experts in their fields, these workshops will give participants opportunities to connect with the truth of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and be inspired toward transformative justice.

“A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesn't become good, just because it's accepted by a majority.”

― Booker T. Washington

Registration is for the entire three-workshop series. Since each workshop builds on the content of the previous workshops, registration for individual sessions is not available. Details for each of the three workshops in the series are listed below.

Registration Opens April 12

Africans in the Americas: From Forced Migrations to the African Diaspora

How is it that the largest Black population outside of Africa is in Brazil? More than 10 million slaves were forcefully migrated to South and Central America and the Caribbean, while just under half a million arrived to the U.S. How does this recognition guide our grasp of slavery and its legacies? How is our contemporary understanding of race and racism influenced by the historic flows of African-descended peoples North and South? This seminar takes a brief journey through the multiple and varied great migrations of Black peoples throughout the Americas, via a focus on slavery and emancipation. We explore the creation of the African diaspora, mapping the linkage between past and present, North and South, history and future.

Instructors:

v  John W. Franklin, Senior Manager Emeritus, Office of External Affairs, Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Museum

v  Dr. Erica Townsend-Bell, Director, Center for Africana Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science, OSU

 

Dates: Wednesday, June 2nd and Wednesday, June 16th from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Modality:  Virtual Seminar