The Past is Not Dead. Remembering and Reckoning With the Tulsa Race Massacre
Sunday May 30th, 2021 Steven Leigh Williams
This weekend, our city commemorates and mourns the 100th anniversary of one of the largest incidents of anti-Black, white supremacist violence in American history – what has come to be known as the Tulsa Race Massacre. Even locally, this history was largely unknown until the last two decades. The nation and the world are looking to us as a barometer of the current reckoning with the grim realities of racism at every level, from the interpersonal to the international. What kind of example will we set? Will we continue to downplay our family secrets, or bring them out into the light to be witnessed so that we may finally begin to repair the damage? This Sunday at Hope, join Steven Leigh Williams and guests from the congregation as we hold a bold and reverent space for this centennial weekend.