The Future of Tulsa’s Past:  The Centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre and Beyond

This annual symposium is sponsored by the John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation, whose vision is “to transform society’s divisions into social harmony.” In the spirit of Dr. John Hope Franklin, the Center promotes reconciliation and generates trust through scholarly work and constructive community engagement.”

Listen to and learn about historian and civil rights advocate John Hope Franklin (1915-2009).

Visit the Symposium website to learn about the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation in America Symposium that took place on May 26 – 29th, 2021.

John Whittington Franklin, 68, is a historian and the son of scholar John Hope Franklin. His grandfather Buck Colbert Franklin, a lawyer, survived the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 and penned the first known memoir of the event. ‘Our history has been so consciously suppressed,’ says historian John Whittington Franklin on America’s relationship with Black history. Washington Post, 7/13/2021

“Only with truth can come healing and justice and repair, only with truth.” President Joe Biden, Tulsa, OK, 6/1/21.

Lisa Iversen was a presenter at the 2012 and 2020 and participant in the 2021 JHF Annual Reconciliation in America Symposium.