This year marked the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre, one of the worst acts of racial violence in American History. In June of 1921, a white mob destroyed and burned down the segregated Greenwood district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, known as Black Wall Street, resulting in the death of more than 300 Black people and destruction of 100 businesses.
Join CCPL and lecturer, Mr. C.R. Gibbs, as he shares insight and historical details of the events leading up to and surrounding the Tulsa Massacre.
About the Presenter:
Mr. C.R. Gibbs, a Howard University graduate and DC Humanities Council scholar, is the author/co-author of six books and a frequent national and international lecturer on an array of historical topics. In 1989, he founded the African History & Culture Lecture Series whose scholars continue to provide free presentations at libraries, churches, and other locations in the Washington-Baltimore area. He has appeared several times on the History Channel, French and Belgian television, and he wrote, researched, and narrated "Sketches In Color," a 13-part companion series to the acclaimed PBS series, "The Civil War" for WHUT-TV, the Howard University television station. Mr. Gibbs is also being featured in a Hulu documentary called "Rise Again: Tulsa and the Red Summer." This is a on demand documentary during the anniversary of the Tulsa race massacre.
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