Archaeologists find evidence of mass grave in Oaklawn Cemetery

After more than two years of searching for graves associated with the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, archaeologists recently found outlines of 10 coffins that might help the city more wholly understand the events of the massacre. Archaeological inquiry in Oaklawn Cemetery that revealed these coffins followed the oral history accounts of the massacre. Oral history […]

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Virtual Symposium on Historical Trauma to feature timely discussions

For the first time in a virtual format, Mental Health Association Oklahoma will host their 2020 Zarrow Symposium on the theme of Healing from Historical Trauma. Over three days, from Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, speakers in disciplines from psychology to history to medicine will lead discussions about several historical issues that continue to affect […]

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Bynum wins reelection as Tulsa mayor

Tulsa’s mayoral election culminated in a win by incumbent G.T. Bynum, who will serve another four years as mayor. After the Tuesday election, the results were announced with Bynum winning 52 percent of the vote. A moderate Republican, he was challenged by community activist Greg Robinson, who won 29 percent of the vote, along with […]

“Quichotte” tells the stories of Quichotte and Sam DuChamp, an author writing about him. courtesy Random House

Tulsa celebrates Banned Books Week with Salman Rushdie

Magic City Books brought the famously banned author to speak about his latest novel, “Quichotte,” which retells the Cervantes classic. The last week in September has been dedicated to celebrating the freedom to read since the creation of Banned Books Week in the 1980s. This year, booksellers, librarians, journalists and readers alike came together to […]

Darwent uses several materials associated with constuction, including plastic buckets and tubing. photo by Piper Prolago

Hogue gallery hosts Shane Darwent’s mixed media show

Darwent’s “The Setting Stone” explores the aesthetics of the urban environment through mixed media installations. Shane Darwent’s “The Setting Stone” is a meditative exploration of urban space, materiality and change. This exhibition is the opening show in the Alexandre Hogue Gallery, housed in Phillips Hall. “The Setting Stone” will be on display until Sept. 26 […]

Rain Dove speaks about their gender identity at Lorton Performance Center. photo by Piper Prolago

Agender model Rain Dove speaks about gender

Rain Dove encouraged open dialogue and discussed their experiences coming to terms with their identity The Student Association sponsored a lecture by the androgynous, agender model Rain Dove on April 8 at Lorton Performance Center. Dove has been featured in Vogue, Buzzfeed, Cosmo, People and more. Throughout their career, Dove has struggled to form and […]

Zora J Murff works as a visiting professor of photography at UNL. courtesy University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Zora J Murff photos tackle intersectionality

Murff engages with the history of lynchings and redlinings in contemporary spaces through photography. TU Photo Club brought photographer Zora J. Murff to campus to speak about his work on Thursday, April 11. Murff is a visiting professor of photography at the University of Arkansas and received his MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His […]

Lanier presented images of the slaves Renty and Dahlia in her evidence against Harvard. courtesy CNN

Are universities exploiting slaves through images?

Descendant of enslaved man challenges use of daguerreotypes owned by Harvard. In March, Tamara Lanier filed a lawsuit against Harvard University, disputing their ownership of daguerreotypes depicting enslaved people taken in 1850. Lanier claims the images owned and used by Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography portray her ancestors. Because Harvard continues to profit […]