National Geographic Live – Greenwood: A Century of Resilience with Alicia Odewale

March 20, 2023 at 7:30pm
June Swaner Gates Concert Hall

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A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, archaeologist Alicia Odewale is uncovering stories of resilience in the hundred years since the attack on Black Wall Street in the city’s vibrant Greenwood district. Considered one of the worst episodes of racial violence committed against Black people in American history, the Tulsa Race Massacre left a devastating toll on generations of survivors and their descendants and impacted the very footprint of the district itself. Join Odewale to discover how archaeology can be used as a tool for recovering lost stories, reclaiming a narrative, and pursuing restorative justice.

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About Alicia Odewale:

An Assistant Professor at the University of Tulsa, Alicia Odewale specializes in African Diaspora archaeology in the Carribean and Southeastern United States with a theoretical focus on community-centered, antiracist, and Black feminist archaeology. She is committed to decolonizing research agendas and encouraging more participation by Black and Indigenous scholars in the fields of archaeology and academia.

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