Noted Author Hannibal Johnson to Speak at OSU-Tulsa

TULSA (Feb. 25, 2010) – Author Hannibal B. Johnson will discuss the history of Tulsa’s African-American community and the historic Greenwood District during a presentation on Thursday, March 4 at 4:30 p.m. in North Hall 150.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by -Tulsa’s American Studies program and the African-American Student Association (). The event is part of -Tulsa’s Black History Month activities.

Following the presentation, Johnson will sign copies of his book “Black Wall Street: From Riot to Renaissance in Tulsa’s Historic Greenwood District.”

Johnson is a graduate of Harvard Law School and is an attorney, author and independent consultant. His other books include “Up From the Ashes-A Story About Community,” “Acres of Aspiration-The All-Black Towns in Oklahoma,” “Mama Used To Say-Wit & Wisdom From The Heart & Soul,” and “No Place Like Home-A Story About an All-Black, All-American Town.”

Community service is a passion of Johnson’s and he has been honored with the Keeping The Dream Alive Award from the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Society; the Outstanding Service to the Public Award from the Oklahoma Bar Association; the Distinguished Leadership Award from the National Association for Community Leadership; and the 2006 Oklahoma Human Rights Award from the Oklahoma Human Rights Commission.

-Tulsa is located just north of downtown at 700 N. Greenwood Avenue, near I-244 and Detroit Avenue. For more information, contact Dr. David Gray at 918-594-8288.

Updated 02-26-2010

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