And if you’re planning to see the next live performance of this black classical masterpiece, you may want to bring a box of kleenexes because local actress SynCeerae Robbins of Tulsa brings the house down with an emotionally-talented and compelling performance as Mamie Till-Mobley, mother of 14-year-old lynched-victim Emmett Till.
Focus: Black Oklahoma is a one-hour news and public affairs program on various topics relevant to Oklahomans across the Black diaspora that will air on Public Radio Tulsa monthly beginning in February 2020.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc marks centennial week with commemoration, celebration and community service
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, reached its 100th year of service on Thursday, January 16, 2020. Seven years of planning came to fruition for one of the country’s largest African American women’s organizations.
“When I graduated from high school, I didn’t want to register to vote. So my grandfather took me to a tree where African-Americans were lynched by their neckties [who were] on their way to vote. So that’s the reason why I use neckties in my work,” Kevin Earlie Cole
The East Central student said that he believes it’s essential to continue elevating these critical roles. “It’s important to me to play the role of Emmett Till because kids today need to know about history.”
The Gilcrease Museum will host a thoughtful conversation on the new Kerry and C. Betty Davis Collection of African American Art with curator Quraysh Ali Lansana.
On the first day of Kwanzaa, Umoja, the sound of beating drums fills an auditorium appropriately named Ancestral Hall inside the Rudisill Regional Library.