The African American Student Associations at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa and Tulsa Community College will present a reader’s theater featuring a conversation between two prominent civil rights figures on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. in the OSU-Tulsa Auditorium.
“The Forgotten Glory: Remembering Tulsa’s Greenwood” presents a fictionalized conversation between John Hope Franklin and Martin Luther King, Jr. about the historic Greenwood District, including the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot, the reconstruction of Greenwood and the struggles of urban renewal.
“This is an opportunity to discuss past events and remember pioneers who made extraordinary contributions to society,” said Darrell Mercer, OSU-Tulsa AASA chapter president. “History reminds us of the efforts others have made and that anyone with the right vision and work ethic can achieve anything.”
The focus of the play is to share history, promote generational responsibilities and inspire hope for a Tulsa that continues to work toward reconciliation. It is sponsored in partnership with the John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation, the Tulsa City-County Library System and Certain Curtain Theatre.
Donations will be accepted at the front door. Funds will be used to support student scholarship and leadership development at OSU-Tulsa and TCC. For additional information, contact Dr. Dewayne Dickens at 918-595-7046 or firstname.lastname@example.org.