Fall 2021: The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre in Global Perspective

Global Inequality Research Initiative: the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre in Global Perspective will explore inequalities through study of the history of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Through a series of remote and in-person lectures, undergraduate and graduate students will engage with instructors and guest speakers in discussions surrounding the events of the massacre, the global economic and racial context of early twentieth century racial violence, as well as the massacre’s influence on art, literature, social science research, and American culture. Students will complete a semester-long research project of their choosing as part of the course.

Instructors: John Whittington Franklin, Adam Hollowell, William “Sandy” Darity

Guest instructor: John Whittington Franklin 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.