NORTH    TULSA,     OKLAHOMA


Visit to find out what's happening in the African-American Resource Center for the Tulsa City-County Library System.


Wednesday, April 4, 2018  Rudisill Regional Library 1520 N. Hartford, Tulsa

12 noon to 1:30pm  A Program being held on the 50th Anniversary of the ML King, Jr. Assassination

Remaining Awake Through A Great Revolution: Commemorating the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

Join the African-American Resource Center as we remember and salute Dr. King's work on behalf of social justice.  King's speech, "Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution" will be read in its entirety.  Participants include Eunice Tarver (Tulsa Community College, North Campus), Dist. 1 City Councilor Vanessa Hall-Harper, Margaret Love, Burlinda Radney, Dr. DeWayne Dickens, Maybelle Wallace; Darryl Bright, Reverend Weldon Tisdale and Reuben Gant.

Co-sponsors include: Greater Tulsa African-American Affairs Commission; Tulsa Community College North Campus; John Hope Franklin Center; Theatre North; African-American Resource Center of the Tulsa City-County Library. 

Monday, April 9, 2018

12 noon to 1:30pm  Central Library, 5th and Denver, Tulsa

Books Sandwiched In - Review: Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham

Alicia M. H. Latimer, MHR, MLIS will review and discuss the book. 

Synopsis: Some bodies won't stay buried. Some stories need to be told.

Seventeen year old Rowan Chase finds a skeleton on her family's property and begins to investigate the brutal century old murder that will lead to a summer of painful discoveries about present day Tulsa and its past, dating back to a race massacre that occurred in 1921. This story brings the horror of the 1921 Race Massacre to current times, raising questions about racial issues yesterday, as well as today.

Bring your own lunch or purchase one at Starbucks at Central Library, 5th and Denver, Tulsa.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Your Nappy Roots:  celebration of African-American Hair and Black Girl Magic

6pm to 8:30pm  Rudisill Regional Library- Library Hall

African-American hair is a multi-million dollar industry. African-American women continue to embrace their nappy roots with more and more freedom to wear hair in various styles, colors and textures. Join the African-American Resource Center (AARC) as we discuss the many ways to celebrate being "happy to be nappy."  Topics include entrepreneurship, social status, standards of beauty and positive self image regarding ''Black Girl Magic." Coleen Garey, CEO, I.R. I. Extensions Hair enterprise, will discuss entrepreneurship within the hair industry and give an in-depth history of hair within the African diaspora. Local speakers include Carmen Petty and Fallon Lane.


May 1, 2018  Historic All-Black Town Tickets Go On Sale- First come, first sold. $45.00 each (includes breakfast, lunch)

Visit Rudisill Regional Library beginning May 1 to purchase tickets.  No pre-sales of tickets.

June 9, 2018  Tulsa City-County Library's Historic All-Black Town Tour  7am to 6:00pm  Boley, Clearview, Grayson, Oklahoma.