Sep 26 Monday
This exhibit features primary sources such as newspaper articles and yearbooks from the 1890s through the 1960s, providing evidence of Norman's more than 70 years of exclusionary, white supremacist practices and discussing the various people and organizations that challenged those practices throughout the years.
Through July 30, the exhibit will also include a sub-exhibit from the Oklahoma History Center called "All-Black Towns of Oklahoma", which illustrates that, while early Oklahoma could be a hotbed of racism, it could also be a safe haven for black families at that time.
Important Note: This exhibit examines difficult topics and includes historical sources that use language that was common at that time but is offensive and inappropriate today. We have made efforts to redact the most offensive language and to display graphic descriptions only on our website of resources for further learning, but please be prepared for the possibility of experiencing discomfort while viewing this exhibit and exploring this important but ugly time in the history of Norman and Oklahoma.
Sep 27 Tuesday
Sep 28 Wednesday
Sep 29 Thursday
Sep 30 Friday
Gordy Onayemi Ryan and Zoe Ryan studied and toured with Babatunde Olatunji, the first drummer to popularize traditional African drumming in the West. The workshop will be a cultural immersion to inspire the development of individual creativity and deepen the understanding of West African drumming and dance.
The benefits of drumming will be addressed as a tool for reducing stress and enhancing a sense of well-being and connection with others. Beginners and experienced drummers and dancers are welcome at this workshop which will be a musical, educational, and cultural experience for all.
CEU's will be offered for LCSW, LPC, LADC, LMFTThis event is made possible, in part, by a grant from Norman Arts Council, Oklahoma Humanities (OH) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the program do not necessarily represent those of OH or NEH.
Oct 01 Saturday
Oct 02 Sunday