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Educating for Justice: Non-Credit Workshop Series is a Program

Educating for Justice: Non-Credit Workshop Series

Started Jun 2, 2021

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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.


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.


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



Greenwood: The Evolution and Re-Awakenings of Black Wall Street


This course examines the history and evolution of Tulsa’s Greenwood District, coined “Black Wall Street” by educator and historian Booker T. Washington. “Black Wall Street” was the most economically vibrant Black community in the United States for years, and preceded Harlem, New York in that status. There were many significant factors that contributed to its rise, its destruction and its re-awakenings.




v  Phil Armstrong, Project Director, The Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission

v  Professor Quraysh Ali Lansana, Acting Director, The Center for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation and Professor of Africana Studies and English, OSU-Tulsa


Dates: Wednesday, July 21st and Wednesday, July 28th from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Modality:  Virtual Seminar


Business, Branding and Bias

Warren Buffett observed, “[i]t takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.”  This course explores reputation and brand management for consumers and corporations.  We will provide practical insight on building brands and banishing bias. Participants will learn how to recognize bias in their own decision-making as well as bias in the advertisements they view.  The instructors collected real-world examples to discuss best practices to minimize bias.  Brand novices and seasoned communicators will benefit from the combined professional and scholarly approaches to business, branding and bias.



v  Dr. Aditi Grover, Assistant Professor of Practice, School of Marketing and International Business, Spears School of Business, OSU

v  Nicole Morgan, APR, Founder and CEO, Resolute PR and Adjunct Professor, School of Media & Strategic Communications, OSU


Date: Wednesday, August 4th and Wednesday, August 11th from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Modality:  Virtual Seminar