The Black Wall Street Race Massacre, 100 Years Later: What Have We Learned?

When Feb 23, 2021
from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM
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Join us for a conversation with entrepreneur and author Clifton L. Taulbert as we look back at the 1921 Tulsa race massacre and destruction of Black Wall Street, and how its impact is still being felt today.

Hosted by UofL alum OJ Oleka, this conversation is sure to be an enlightening look at a dark time in our country’s history.

Clifton Taulbert "returns" to the Center for Free Enterprise Menard Family Lecture Series, having visited the university in person last February. He is an award-winning author of 14 books, an entrepreneur, business consultant, and international speaker. He is currently the President and CEO of Roots Java, a national coffee supply company wholly owned by African Americans.

OJ Oleka graduated from UofL's College of Business with a degree in marketing and a minor in political science. He went on to receive his MBA and PhD in leadership and higher education from Bellarmine University. He is currently president of the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities. Last summer, as racial tensions were rising in Louisville and around the country, OJ and fellow UofL alum Terrance Sullivan founded AntiRacismKY, a bi-partisan coalition with the goal of eliminating systemic racism in the state through policy change.

This event is part of the Menard Family Lecture Series. It is free, but registration is required.

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