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"Another View of the Tulsa Race Riot" -- A Lecture Here at TU by Herb Boyd

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Aired on Tuesday, September 12th.

On this edition of ST, we speak with Herb Boyd, an award-winning journalist and historian who's also the author of several books on black history and activism, including biographies of James Baldwin and Sugar Ray Robinson; his latest book is a remarkable 300-year history of African-American life and politics in his hometown of Detroit. Boyd, who now teaches at the City College of New York, will be giving a free-to-the-public lecture tonight, the 12th, at 7pm here at TU. The lecture is entitled "Another View of the Tulsa Race Riot," and it will happen in Tyrrell Hall. Boyd's lecture will look at the Tulsa Race Riot in the context of American civil disorder, and it will also draw upon the life and reflections of one Harry Haywood, an activist who was a member of the pioneering African Blood Brotherhood...and who may or may not have witnessed the landmark 1921 tragedy firsthand.

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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