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Published: Friday, December 18, 2020

Captola Dunn named inaugural OSU-Tulsa ASPIRE Award recipient

Dunn speaks at the Ellis Walker Woods memorial dedication.

Captola Dunn is the recipient of the inaugural ASPIRE Award.

OSU-Tulsa is proud to honor Captola Dunn, chair of the Ellis Walker Woods Memorial Committee, as its inaugural ASPIRE Award recipient. Dunn worked for nearly 30 years to make the memorial dedicated to the first principal of Tulsa’s historic Booker T. Washington High School a reality.

Published: Tuesday, October 20, 2020

A layered understanding of history: studying the Tulsa Race Massacre

Gray, on a field trip with students of his Tulsa Public Cultures class in 2017.

Dr. David Gray, teaching assistant professor of the Special Topics in American Studies: The Tulsa Race Massacre class.

As Tulsa approaches 100 years since one of the worst incidents of racial violence in the nation’s history, the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, a growing wave of coverage and conversations about the once-hushed event has hit journalism and popular culture.

Published: Thursday, August 20, 2020

OSU-Tulsa workshop helps contextualize the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre for teachers

Dr. Shanedra Nowell and Vanessa Adams-Harris address educators on day 2 of the workshop series.

More than 60 educators from Oklahoma and across the nation participated in Oklahoma State University-Tulsa’s four-day long “Teaching & Learning: The Narratives, Places, and Legacies of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre” workshop series designed to give teachers resources and context for how to teach students about the event.

Published: Friday, July 31, 2020

Community Advancing Conversations: Campus leaders promote proactive efforts, inclusive mindset

OSU-Tulsa President Pamela Fry emphasized OSU-Tulsa's goals of increasing access to higher education and service to the community through efforts such as pre-collegiate conferences, public courses on the history of Black Wall Street and via the efforts of the Center for Family Resilience and the Al Carlozzi Center for Counseling at OSU-Tulsa.

“Not being racist isn’t enough,” Ken Eastman, dean of Spears School of Business, told a panel of Oklahoma State University deans and academic leaders Thursday. “We need to actively work to end racism.”