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National Geographic Live: Greenwood: A Century of Resilience • Fri Feb 10 2023

Fri 10 Feb 2023 12:00:00 AM PST Wed 31 Dec 1969 04:00:00 PM PST
National Geographic Live: Greenwood: A Century of Resilience
10
February 2023
Clock Icon 7:00PM
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P2 40.00
P3 35.00
P4 30.00

A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, archaeologist Alicia Odewale is uncovering stories of resilience in the hundred years since the attack on Black Wall Street in the city’s vibrant Greenwood district. Considered one of the worst episodes of racial violence committed against Black people in American history, the Tulsa Race Massacre left a devastating toll on generations of survivors and their descendants and impacted the very footprint of the district itself.

In support of her new research project, “Mapping Historical Trauma in Tulsa from 1921-2021,” Dr. Odewale has been re-examining historical and archaeological evidence of the period – focusing not on the attack itself, but instead on the community’s trauma and triumph in its aftermath. From documenting the personal stories of Greenwood’s residents to mapping the evidence of their resilience, Dr. Odewale’s work illuminates a new perspective on the impact of racism and racial violence in America, through the lens of a community the continues to survive against all odds. Join her to discover how archaeology can be used as a tool for recovering lost stories, reclaiming a narrative, and pursuing restorative justice.

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This event is part of The Mendel Center’s Discovery Series and is funded locally in part by the Gast Young People’s Performance Endowment.


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